60 seconds with Muzammil Quraishi, Senior Lecturer Criminology

By Jul.12, 2016

Muzammil1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Senior Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice, I’m also the programme leader for the MSc in The Criminal Justice Process.

2.How long have you worked in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford? 

About three years in this School, but I’ve been at the University since 2002.

3.Which building are you based in?

You can find me in room L515 Allerton.

4.Why did you choose to work within the School?

I joined the School as part of significant ‘restructuring’ of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences a few years ago.

5.What is your most memorable moment of being in the School?

Attending the graduation ceremony for the first cohort of our postgraduate students on the recently introduced MSc.

6.What is your biggest dream?

To witness the elimination of racial, religious and gendered prejudice in my lifetime (unrealistic I know but it does state ‘dream’!)

7.When you are not at work what do you do to relax?

I love mountain biking, hiking and spending time with my three kids and wife.

8.What was your first job?

I worked in a technical coatings factory as a junior warehouse person and was given far too much responsibility for a 16 year old! I remember whizzing around on an electric pallet truck, devising a chemical storage inventory and having to escape the weekly hazard of fires!

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Achieving my PhD, I spent almost a year living in the city of Karachi as part of my fieldwork and witnessed some fairly traumatic events involving politically motivated fatal violence and street crime.

10.What would make your job easier?

An Apple Macbook Air and if Salford was closer to Rossendale!

11.Finally, what one piece of advice would you give to students/colleagues?

It’s really important to have a healthy work/home balance. Make sure you protect valuable personal time with your friends and family and try not to work on weekends.

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