Jane Healy

Dr Jane Healy

  • Principal Academic in Criminology
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG501a, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Dr Jane Healy is Principal Academic in Criminology, in the Department of Social Science and Social Work, in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. She joined BU in 2017 as a Lecturer in Sociology and Crime & Deviance, and was Deputy Head of Department from 2019 to 2023. She completed her PhD on disablist hate crimes at Middlesex University, where she worked as a research assistant and part-time lecturer prior to coming to BU. Jane has Masters degrees in Social Science Research Methods and Criminology with Forensic Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Psychology, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education.

Jane is currently working on a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant on inclusivity and diversity at Eurovision, as well as a community-based project on domestic violence and abuse with Yellow Door and Stop Domestic Abuse, and a BU-funded project on the extent to which safeguarding teams use restorative and strengths-based practices...



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Gender equality

"Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls"

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Reduced inequalities

"Reduce inequality within and among countries"

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Peace, justice and strong institutions

"Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels"

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Journal Articles


  • Healy, J. and Colliver, B., 2022. Contemporary Intersectional Criminology in the UK Examining the Boundaries of Intersectionality and Crime. Policy Press.


  • Caudwell, J., Healy, J. and Ratna, A., 2023. Women Footballers in the UK: Feminism, Misogynoir and Hate Crimes. In: Zempi, I. and Awan, I., eds. Hate Crime in Football: How Racism Is Destroying the Beautiful Game. Bristol University Press.
  • Healy, J., 2022. An exposition of sexual violence as a method of disablist hate crime. In: Zempi, I. and Smith, J., eds. Misogyny as Hate Crime. Routledge.
  • Martin, D., Mackenzie, N. and Healy, J., 2011. Teachers Experience of Violence in Secondary Schools. Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Schools. Springer.


  • Healy, J., 2023. Inclusivity and Adversity at the Eurovision Song Contest: LGBTQI+ communities experiences of safety and citizenship. In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 6-9 September 2023 Florence, Italy.
  • Healy, J. and Fitch-Bartlett, H., 2020. Evaluating Third Party Reporting: perspectives from voluntary advisers. In: International Network for Hate Studies Biennial Conference 2-3 December 2020 OSCE -ODIHR & University of Plymouth.
  • Healy, J., 2019. Thinking outside the box: intersectionality as a hate crime research framework. In: British Society of Criminology annual conference 3-5 July 2019 University of Lincoln. Yes Papers from the British Society of Criminology Conference.
  • Healy, J., Cole, T. and Hylton, G., 2019. Evaluating the (best) use of Stop and Search: Police Officer Perspectives. In: British Society of Criminology annual conference 3-5 July 2019 University of Lincoln.
  • Healy, J. and Palfreman-Kay, J., 2018. Hate Crime on campus: introducing a forum theatre approach to enhance student engagement. In: North South Irish Criminology Conference 6 September-7 December 2018 University College Dublin, Ireland.
  • Healy, J., 2018. Exposing the domination and subordination of disabled people through disability hate crime. In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 9-13 July 2017 Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Healy, J., 2014. “I am a nuisance and should never have been born”: Exploring experiences of disability hate crime. In: Understanding Hate Crime Conference 9 May 2014 University of Sussex.
  • Healy, J., 2011. “Make verbal abuse a crime": Listening to disabled people’s experiences of hate crime. In: European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 21-23 September 2011 University of Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Healy, J., 2011. The good, the bad & the blameless: Analysis of the Pilkington Case and the role of media text in context. In: York Deviancy Conference 29 June-1 July 2011 University of York.
  • Healy, J., 2010. Investigating the case of Fiona and Francecca Pilkington: Is this a watershed moment for disability hate crime? In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 12-16 July 2010 University of Leicester.
  • Healy, J., Stenson, K., Loumaski, A. and Fitzgibbon, W., 2009. Revisiting Jacobs and Potter ten years on”. ‘Roundtable Discussion’. In: American Society of Criminology Annual Conference 3-6 November 2009 University of Philadelphia.
  • Goodman, A., Hurcombe, R., Healy, J. and Goodman, S., 2009. Somehow in Britain, there’s like, a culture of drinking: Exploring the transmission of young people’s drinking cultures by peer group composition. In: British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 29 June-1 July 2009 Cardiff University.
  • Healy, J., Goodman, A., Hurcombe, R. and Goodman, S., 2009. Somehow in Britain, there’s like, a culture of drinking: Exploring the transmission of young people’s drinking cultures by peer group composition. In: 5th Annaul Criminology Conference 16 June 2009 University College Dublin.
  • Martin, D. and Healy, J., 2008. Secondary School Teachers Perceptions of Violence in the Workplace. In: Third Nordic Conference on Victimology & Victim Support 5-7 March 2008 Helsinki University.
  • Healy, J., 2006. Crime and Victimisation in the UK and the Republic of Ireland: A Teenager’s Perspective. In: Common Session on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology; Postgraduate Conference 10-12 May 2006 University of Hamburg.


Internet Publications


  • Wells, J., 2023. Interprofessional collaboration in Criminal Justice Liaison and Diversion Schemes: An analysis of partnership practice in an English police custody suite. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

PhD Students

  • Elie Chrabieh. The Creation and Validation of an Actuarial Lebanese Risk Assessment Tool, (In progress)
  • Ogochukwu Ijezie. Structural Equation Modelling of Quality of Life in Adults with Down Syndrome in South-West Nigeria, (In progress)
  • Amrik Singh. Transphobic hate crimes and the impact of aggravated offences, inter-group contact and mock-juror self-control on verdicts and victim bias, (In progress)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Hate Crime and Extremism

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Intersectionalities of Crime (Unit Lead) Level 6
  • Terrorism, Protection and Society (Unit Lead) Level 6


  • Inclusivity and Adversity in the Eurovision Song Contest (British Academy, 01 Apr 2023). In Progress
  • Evaluation of support needs for victims/survivors of domestic abuse for disabled people; BAME and LGBTQIA+ individuals. (Yellow Door, 01 Mar 2023). Awarded
  • The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change (European Commission, 01 May 2020). In Progress
  • “The Making of the Museum of Education: Memory, violence and resistance as seen by artists, youth and institutions” (University Of Leeds, 15 Jan 2019). In Progress
  • Responding to Hate Crime (Higher Education Funding Council for England, 01 Dec 2017). In Progress

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Community Panel Member (01 Jan 2014)
  • Chair, CPS Wessex Modern Slavery Panel


  • PhD in Criminology (Middlesex University, 2018)
  • MSc in Social Science Research Methods (Middlesex University, 2010)
  • PGCE in Higher Education (Middlesex University, 2008)
  • MSc in Criminology & Forensic Psychology (Middlesex University, 2006)
  • BA (Hons) in Psychology (University College Dublin, 1994)


  • HEA, Senior Fellow (2020-),
  • HEA, Fellow (2009-),
  • British Society of Criminology, Member (2006-),

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