Dr Jenny Korkodeilou interviews Professor Sandra Walklate

In this session, Dr Jenny Korkodeilou interviews Professor Sandra Walklate, President of the British Society of Criminology and trailblazer in the field of victimological studies. In their discussion, Jenny and Sandra explore taking leaps of faith with career decisions, approaches to writing, the importance of having good colleagues and the evolution of victimology. Oh, and motorbikes!


Professor Sandra Walklate is the Eleanor Rathbone Chair of Sociology at the University of Liverpool and Adjunct Professor in the School of Justice, QUT, Brisbane. Sandra’s work spans a vast victimological terrain, encompassing criminal victimisation, the fear of crime, gender and crime, criminology and war, the nature and effect of ‘new’ terrorism, connected policy responses, and presumptions around resilience. In 2014, Sandra received an Outstanding Contribution Award from the British Society of Criminology in recognition of her vital work in the violence against women arena.

Dr Jenny Korkodeilou is a criminologist with a strong psychology background whose research specialises in violence against women. She is the author of Victims of Stalking (2020, Palgrave) and is currently based at Royal Holloway, having previously held posts at Sheffield, Salford and Durham University. Jenny’s expertise, interests and publications address interpersonal and emotional abuse with a focus on different forms of stalking and harassment, harms, victimology/victimisation, and socio-legal perceptions of and responses to interpersonal abuse.

Selected Links:

Victim Support

Jock Young’s The Criminological Imagination

World Society of Victimology