Dr Alex Dymock

Alex Dymock

Dr Alex Dymock

Lecturer in Criminology and Law

Phone: +44 1784 276682

Personal profile

Alex Dymock joined the School of Law at Royal Holloway in January 2015, having previously held a lectureship in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Edge Hill University. She has also taught at University of Reading and Birkbeck University of London on BSc Criminology and LLB Law programmes. Her PhD was completed in 2015 at the School of Law, University of Reading.  

Research interests

Alex is an interdisciplinary researcher whose work cuts across socio-legal studies and critical and cultural criminology.

Her primary research interests lie in the broad area of sexuality and gender studies, particularly sexual 'deviance', pornography, and feminist and queer theory. She also has an interest in the relationship between crime, criminal justice and visual culture, and developing visual criminological theory. 

Recent and current research projects include:

  • A book developed from her PhD thesis, which examines the interaction between the history of discourses of perversion and criminal law in England and Wales, to be published by Routledge in 2018.
  • The longstanding cultural, legal and social impacts of of the Operation Spanner investigation
  • The political economy of contemporary victimology, and specifically the effects of the marketisation of victim services on LGBTQ+ populations. Please see here for more details.
  • A series of publications on 'revenge pornography'

In 2018, Alex will begin a new project with Dr Leah Moyle entitled, Pharmacosexuality: The past, present and future of sex on drugs, funded by a Wellcome Trust Seed Award in the Humanities and Social Sciences. A brief summary of the project can be found here.

Alex is happy to receive expressions of interest about PhD supervision related to any of her areas of research.

Educational background

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature - University of Leeds

Graduate Diploma in Law - University of Westminster

MA (Hons) Gender and Culture (Sociology) - Goldsmiths University of London

PhD Law - University of Reading


Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Research Affiliate - Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Birmingham

Committee Member - International Network of Sexual Ethics and Politics

Member - European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control

Member - Socio-Legal Studies Association

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