Jade Levell

Jade Levell

  • 01202 962169
  • jlevell at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer In Criminology
  • Royal London House R204, Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LT
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Alongside lecturing in Criminology at Bournemouth University, Jade Levell is currently carrying out The Road Home Study, which is doctoral research on the narratives of men who experienced domestic violence in childhood and became involved with gangs/on road. Jade is a member of the British Society of Criminology.

Prior to her research career Jade worked for ten years in charities that work to end gender based violence. This included several years working in policy and training for Tier 2 domestic violence charity (Standing Together Against Domestic Violence). In this role Jade coordinated projects related to children, health and domestic violence, as well as designed and delivered multi-agency training across West London.

Notable achievements include working as part of an expert panel developing guidance on domestic violence for the Department of Health. Jade also carried out work for the United Nations Population Fund on sharing the findings of the ground-breaking health based domestic violence and abuse intervention project she coordinated...



Currently completing a PhD at The Open University. Fully funded study on the narratives of men who experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA) in childhood and were also involved in gangs/on road.

Journal Articles

  • Levell, J., 2019. "Those songs were the ones that made me, nobody ever asked me this question before”: Music Elicitation with ex-gang involved men about their experiences of childhood domestic violence and abuse. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.
  • Levell, J., 2017. Young Men and Domestic AbuseBy David Gadd, Claire L. Fox, Mary-Louise Corr,Steph Alger and Ian Butler.Abingdon: Routledge,2015 ISBN 9780415722117, 196 pp,£95.00 (hb). Children & Society, 31, 523-524.



  • Browne, K., Levell, J. et al., 2013. Health Visiting and School Nursing Programmes: supporting implementation of the new service modelNo.5: Domestic Violence and Abuse – Professional Guidance. Department of Health. Published online.

Invited Lectures

  • Masculinities, DVA and gang involvement, HMP Stafford, 17 Jul 2019 more
  • Feminism of the 99%: Equality, Advocacy, Privilege, University of Prishtina, Kosovo, 17 Jun 2019 more


  • The Other Side of the Story: Perpetrators in Change (European Commission, 01 May 2020). Awarded

Conference Presentations

  • British Society of Criminology Conference, The Road Home Study: Exploring the life story narratives of men who had experienced domestic violence in childhood and life on road and in gangs, 03 Jul 2019, University of Lincoln
  • University of East London Narrative Research Conference: To Think is to Experiment, Narrative Research with men who have experience DVA in childhood and life in a gang/on road, 02 May 2019, London
  • Summer School in Narrative Research (SINS), 05 Aug 2018, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • The Politics of Self-Exposure in Research, 08 May 2017, Aarhus University, Denmark

Attended Training

  • NVIVO Training, 13 Feb 2019
  • Narratives and Storytelling in Qualitative Research, 30 May 2018


  • MA in Masters of Gender Studies (The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, 2012)
  • MA in Anthropology and Gender Studies (Aberdeen University, 2009)


  • Research Excellence Award: Poster Prize (The Open University, 2018)
  • Research Excellence Awards: Prize for Best Research Summary (The Open University, 2018)
  • Research Excellence Award: Poster Prize (The Open University, 2017)
  • Scholarship for Excellence (The British Council, 2007)


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