Dr Jane Healy is Deputy Head of the Department of Social Science and Social Work. She joined BU in 2017 as a Lecturer in Sociology and Crime & Deviance, prior to which she completed her PhD in disability hate crimes at Middlesex University. Jane also has Masters degrees in Social Science Research Methods and Criminology with Forensic Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.
Jane is part of a team of inter-disciplinary researchers at BU working on The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change, a two year research project funded by Horizons 2020, in collaboration with international partners. Jane was co-investigator on the Respect at BU Hate Crime Project, which engaged in forum theatre events for undergraduate and postgraduate students in hate crime awareness, and PI on the Making of the Museum of Education project funded by AHRC/Leeds as part of an international collaboration with colleagues in Kosovo.
Jane is Chair of the CPS Wessex Modern Slavery Scrutiny Panel, and is an independent Panel member of the CPS Wessex Hate Crime Panel. Dr Healy teaches across sociology programmes, as well as representing Criminology programmes on the Department's Placement Committee. She welcomes PhD enquiries related to hate crimes, gender and crime, and victimology.


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