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Dr. Evgenia (Jenny) Korkodeilou is a criminologist with a strong psychology background. Jenny joined Royal Holloway in April 2020 as a Lecturer in Criminology. She was previously employed as a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Law, University of Sheffield (2015-2016). She was then appointed as a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Health and Society, University of Salford (2016-2017) and most recently she worked as a Teaching Fellow in Criminology at the Department of Sociology, Durham University (2018-2019). In her previous academic posts she taught and convened a number of criminology subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and delivered lectures and seminars for modules in gender-based violence, theories of crime, methods of criminological research, victimology, policing, human rights and criminal justice, youth crime and justice, crimes of the powerful, violence and society.

Jenny’s research expertise, interests and writings broadly lie in the areas of gender-based violence, interpersonal and emotional abuse with a focus on different forms of stalking and harassment, harms, victimology/victimisation, violence against women, socio-legal perceptions of and responses to interpersonal abuse and criminological (qualitative) research methods.

Educational background

PhD in Criminology, Swansea University, South Wales, UK

MA in Applied Criminal Justice and Criminology (awarded with distinction), Swansea University, South Wales, UK

MSc in Addictive Behaviours, The University of Liverpool, England, UK

Ptychion (First Class Honours) in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology (Majored in Psychology), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


I am convening and leading seminars and teaching on the following courses:

  • CR3031 - Interpersonal Violence and Harm (3rd year)
  • CR2013 - Key Perspectives and Debates in Criminology (2nd year)

I am also supervising 3rd year undergraduate students on their criminology/psychology dissertations

Other work

Criminology Student Experience Lead (2020-21/Covid-19 pandemic period)

Departmental Research Ethics Lead (2021-22)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions