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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.more
- Healy, J., 2020. Book Review: What Makes a Social Crisis? The Societalization of Social Problems. Sociological Research Online: an electronic journal.
- Healy, J.C., 2020. ‘It spreads like a creeping disease’: experiences of victims of disability hate crimes in austerity Britain. Disability and Society, 35 (2), 176-200.
- Healy, J., 2019. Thinking outside the box: intersectionality as a hate crime research framework. Papers from the British Criminology Conference, 19, 60-83.
- Martin, D., Mackenzie, N. and Healy, J., 2013. Balancing Risk and Professional Identity, secondary school teachers’ narratives of violence. Criminology & Criminal Justice: An International Journal, 13 (4), 398-414.
- Healy, J., 2008. Learning by teaching: Exploring the factors involved in successful learning and reflecting on good practice. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues, 9 (1), 13-20.
- Martin, D., Mackenzie, N. and Healy, J., 2011. Teachers Experience of Violence in Secondary Schools. Crime, Anti-Social Behaviour and Schools. Springer.
- 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. 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.
- Goodman, A., Hurcombe, R., Healy, J., Goodman, S. and Ball, E., 2011. Teenage Drinking and Inter-Ethnic Friendships. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
- Healy, J., 2018. Confronting campus hate crime through forum theatre methods. The BSC Blog. Available from: https://thebscblog.wordpress.com/.
- Healy, J., 2015. Why don’t we recognise Disability Hate Crime?. International Network for Hate Studies. Available from: http://www.internationalhatestudies.com/dont-recognise-disability-hate-crime/.
Profile of Teaching UG
- Intersectionalities of Crime (Unit Lead) Level 6
- Terrorism, Protection and Society (Unit Lead) Level 6
- 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
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Community Panel Member for CPS Wessex Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel
- Independent Panel Member, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner's Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel
- Chair of the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex Modern Slavery Scrutiny 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-),