S Balderston

Lecturer, Social Policy

School of Nursing & Midwifery

Disability Studies, Violence Against Women and Rape, Intersectionality and Criminal Justice (Victims and Offenders), Assisted Suicide, Criminology (Trafficking for sexual exploitation and prosecution of rape), Social Policy and Welfare Inequalities

Susie Balderston is a part-time lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Salford and part-time researcher at Lancaster University Centre for Gender and Women's Studies. She specialises in law, justice and civic responses to tackling disability, inequalities and violence against women. She is currently researching preventable deaths in institutions and promising practice in victim services after Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation (which is part of an EU-wide study led by Sylvia Walby). Susie gained her Ph.D. from Lancaster University Law School; it was the first Doctorate concerned with interventions, with victims and Survivors of disablist hate crime and rape. Susie has served as an advisor to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Statutory Inquiry into Disability Hmore...

MSc. Equality, Discrimination and Social Justice (from Strathclyde). 2010 PGCAP Academic Practice (from Lancaster University). 2014 Ph.D. Applied Social Science (Law) (from Lancaster University). Thesis title, "Surviving Disablist Hate Rape: Barriers, Intersectionalities and Collective Interventions with Disabled Women in the North of England." Supervisors: Professor Paul Iganski and Professor Sue Wise. Examiners: Dr. Sarah Beresford (Law School) and Professor Barbara Perry (Ontario). Passed with minor corrections.

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