Susie Balderston


External positions

, Lancaster University

Oct 2009 → …

Vision Sense

28 Feb 2003 → …

Research interests

Specialises in tackling violence against women, criminal justice involved women who have offended, disablist hate crime, deaths in detention and institutional abuse against disabled people.

Disciplines: Victimology, criminology (victims and offenders, ethics and jurisprudence - hate crime, interventions, rape and community reintegration), sociology, disability studies (health and social care).


Research Fellow: Anawim Project - testing community interventions for women who have offended - England, West Midlands.
2016 - Anti-Trafficking victim-centred services and assistance (as part of two European Commission studies led by Sylvia Walby). Included gender-specific services for women trafficked for sexual exploitation, justice, compensation, prevention and reintegration into society. Evaluating the impact of two voluntary sector, three year projects (a women's drug and sex work intervention service and advice work after gendered violence). 
Ongoing research: tackling rape and preventable deaths in detention and institutions, disablist hate crime and assisted suicide.

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Social Science, Lancaster University

  • Master in Science, University of Strathclyde

Professional Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, PG CAP

    31 Jul 2012

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

trafficking, violence against women, rape, voluntary sector evaluation, prison, prostitution/sex work, disability, hate crime.