Research Fellow in Crime Science

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
09 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an academic with a crime science background? Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will work on a research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council under the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) open call on COVID-19, to address the crime harms of covid-19 policies. The project is led by Professor Graham Farrell with Dr Dan Birks (both School of Law) and Professor Nick Malleson (School of Geography), in collaboration with a consortium from University College London and partners in police and other agencies. The project is funded for 18 months and the length of the appointee’s contract will depend on the speed with which we can make the appointment.

The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the face of crime. While there are signs that some crimes such as shoplifting have declined (due to shop closures), there are worrying signs that other crimes, including domestic violence and various types of fraud, have increased. It is increasingly apparent that changes to crime rates are occurring at least partly as a result of social distancing and lockdown policies. The research project aim is to reduce the crime harms of COVID-19 policies. This will involve the collation and analysis of data and other information relating to crime and existing responses from the police and other agencies, with a view to informing policy and practice.

With a PhD in social science or data science, or equivalent relevant experience, you will possess excellent research, analytical and writing skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone, as part of a team and with a range of people is essential, along with strong organisational skills. You may be required to undertake background checks including a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The University of Leeds is a diverse, multi-cultural environment. We welcome applications from all sections of society and the successful applicant will be expected to work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Graham Farrell, Professor of Crime Science


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Law
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a. The salary spine point is subject to external funding conditions, which will limit the salary at which an appointment can be made to a maximum of 36,914 p.a
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 9 December 2021)
Closing Date: Thursday 06 August 2020
Reference: ESLLW1142
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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