Dr Avril Brandon

Law

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

New House
304
(01) 4747208

Biography

Dr Avril Brandon (@avril_brandon) joined the Department of Law as an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Criminology in September 2019. She holds a PhD in Psychology from University College Dublin, where her doctoral research investigated the role of ethnic prejudice in the Irish criminal justice system. 

Her research is interdisciplinary in nature, merging criminology, psychology and law.  She has a keen interest in the role of ethnicity and ethnic prejudice within criminal justice systems; the experience of minority ethnic communities within criminal justice systems; and the prison-release experience of minority ethnic communities. 

Research Interests


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 'Same crime: Different punishment? investigating sentencing disparities between irish and non-irish nationals in the irish criminal justice system'
Brandon A.;O'Connell M. (2018) 'Same crime: Different punishment? investigating sentencing disparities between irish and non-irish nationals in the irish criminal justice system'. British Journal of Criminology, 58 (5):1127-1146 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2020 Exploring the Impact of Student Mobility and Extracurricular Engagement on Academic Performance and Graduate Outcomes.
Brandon, A., Redmond, B. & Hetherington, C. (2020) Exploring the Impact of Student Mobility and Extracurricular Engagement on Academic Performance and Graduate Outcomes. Universitas 21, University of Birmingham. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Irish Research Council

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Psychology Society of Ireland Graduate Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
International Committee Member /
Research Committee Member /

Teaching Interests

LW166: Exploring Criminology
LW165: Introduction to Criminal Justice 
LW297: Ethnicity, Crime & Punishment
LW696: Research Methods in Criminology (Postgraduate)