Her research interests and publications cover: exploring what works
to support police-NGO partnerships in hate crime recording and
responses; the relationship between activism, research and
policy-making in creating nationally relevant concepts of and
responses to hate crime; diversity and connections across
international hate crime policy and practice; and issues and
challenges in bringing violence against disabled people into the
mainstream of hate crime debate, policy and practice.
Background and Expertise
Joanna joined ICPR as a visiting fellow in September 2015. She
is an independent consultant and co-chair of the International
Network for Hate Studies. She has worked in the area of human
rights and criminal justice - with a particular focus on hate crime
and access to justice for disabled people - for over fifteen years.
Her previous roles include criminal justice policy lead at Victim
Support, policy adviser on hate crime and equality issues at the
Crown Prosecution Service, and hate crime adviser at the OSCE
Office for Democratic Organizations and Human Rights.
She has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Bristol, a
Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law and a Masters in
Research in Law from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Joanna is currently convening the hate crime module for
Birkbeck's Masters in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice.