Dr Suzanne Young

Dr Suzanne Young


I joined the School of Law in summer 2018 having lectured previously at the University of Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Glasgow, and Leeds Beckett University. I am the Chair of the British Society of Criminology’s Learning and Teaching Network and Co-Director of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Legal Education. My scholarship focuses on student engagement and innovative teaching methods, and I support and mentor colleagues in pedagogical research and HEA accreditation.


  • Programme Manager for the BA Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Co-Director Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education

Research interests

I undertake projects on learning and teaching in criminology with a focus on engagement, learning spaces and digital pedagogy. I have carried out a range of pedagogy projects and listed below are the current projects I am working on:

  • Evaluating the use of digital interactive learning tools
  • Exploring lecture preferences for enhancing student experience
  • Understanding the landscape of UK criminology
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  • PhD Social Policy, University of Stirling
  • MSc Applied Social Research, University of Stirling
  • BA(Hons) Sociology and Criminology, University of Stirling
  • PG Certificate in Academic Practice, Leeds Beckett University

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Society of Criminology

Student education

I coordinate modules and deliver teaching across several modules on the BA Criminal Justice and Criminology degree. I also contribute to the delivery of the MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology and MSc Security, Conflict and Justice postgraduate degrees. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PGR studies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education