60 sec with Laura Connelly, Lecturer in Criminology

By Apr.07, 2017

1.What is your position within the School?

I’m a Lecturer in Criminology

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

I joined in September 2016

3.Which building are you based in?

I’m based in Allerton. You can find me in L520

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

I wanted to work in the School that would be supportive of both my research and teaching interests. I didn’t want to have to choose one or the other.

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

I’ve not been here long but being part of the winning quiz team at the School Christmas get-together was good, even if I didn’t know many of the answers myself!

6.What is your biggest dream?

I’d love to see a world that was more socially just: where there wasn’t such huge global wealth disparity, or racial inequity, sexism, poverty and homelessness. I’d like to see us all becoming a bit more aware of these forms of inequality and work together to help dismantle the social structures that keep them in place.

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

I enjoy cooking for friends, listening to music, and spending time with family.

8.What was your first job?

For my first job, I washed dishes at a fish and chip shop. Free chips were a big perk.

9. What has been your greatest achievement?

Being awarded my PhD. There were days when I thought I’d never finish it.

10.What would make your job easier?

Unlimited time. A ‘Bernard’s Watch’ (for those of you who don’t know, this is a reference to a children’s TV programme where the lead character had a watch that could stop time).

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

If you’re ever in need of inspiration (scholarly or otherwise), read something by Angela Davis – an amazing academic, feminist and civil rights activist.

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