Dr. Tina Patel

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Building L522

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


Dr. Tina G. Patel completed her first degree (awarded 1999) in Criminal Justice at Liverpool John Moores University. Having been awarded funding from a fully competitive scheme, Tina spent 3½ years at the University of Sheffield studying for the qualification of PhD, in a study looking at race, identity and child adoption policy (awarded 2004). She was then appointed as a research fellow for a project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, at Nottingham Trent University, looking at school exclusion and successful youth transitions within African-Caribbean communities (completed 2004). In September 2004, Tina returned to Liverpool John Moores University to take up a post as a lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. Tina joined the University of Salford in September 2008, as a lecturer in Criminology (with a specialism in violence). In August 2014, Tina was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer. Her research and teaching interests relate to ‘race’ and racism, exclusion, police and violent behaviour.

Areas of research

Ethnicity, Post-Race Racism, Identity and Community Wellbeing, Hate Crime Behaviour, Critical Race Theory


  • Programme Leader - BSc (Hons) Criminology
  • BSc (Hons) Criminology & Sociology
  • BSc (Hons) Sociology
  • Module leader - Intersectionality and crime

Teaching Interests

  • Crime
  • Criminal justice
  • Race and racism
  • Society and discrimination
  • Qualitative research

Research Interests

I have been/ currently am involved in various research projects, covering race and racism, marginalised communities, experiences of the criminal justice system, digital communication, and housing and welfare.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Phd Sociology
  • BA (Hons) Criminal Justice
  • PG Certificate in Higher Education


  • Senior Fellow of HEA