Research Team


University of Glasgow

Ivy Lodge
63 Gibson Street
University of Glasgow

Prof. Michele Burman

With a background in sociology, psychology and law, Michele Burman is a feminist criminologist with long-standing research interests in women and crime, and responses to gender-based violence. She is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Glasgow and a Founding Co-Director of the  Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Michele has held research positions at Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities, as well as within the Scottish Executive where she was a senior research officer in the Central Research Unit.

Michele has long-standing research interests in violence against women, in particular the criminal justice response to rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. She has allied research interests in the areas of gender, crime and criminal justice, with particular interest in women and girls at risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system. Michele served as a subpanel member for Social Work/Social Policy on the UK’s Research Excellence Framework for REF 2014 and REF 2021.

In recognition of her work, Michele was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS). She received a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday List in 2019, for services to Criminology.