Publications & Team

Current Research

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.