Hayley Fisher

School of Law

Research Student


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Hayley Fisher
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I joined the department in 2019 and alongside my PhD I work in research for Target Housing, a homelessness charity that supports vulnerable and homeless people across Yorkshire and the Humber.

I was also previously a student researcher in the criminology and sociology department while studying at the University of Teesside.


BA Criminology with Sociology, University of Teesside (2012-2015) MA International Criminology (research pathway), University of Sheffield (2017-2019)

Research interests

Why Report to the Police?

Exploring the motivations and influencing factors that drive people to report sexual violence to the police. The aim of this research is to gain an understanding of the factors that influence a victim’s decision to report sexual violence to the police and to better understand why some victims choose not to report to the police. In particular this research will focus on the motivations and influencing factors that have driven victims to come forward and examine if these are the same for both men and women.

Supervisors: Dr David Thompson and Dr Layla Skinns

Research Interests:

  • Rape
  • Sexual violence
  • Male victimisation
  • Reporting
  • Gender and violence
Professional activities and memberships

Research Group: Centre for Criminological Research (CCR)

Membership: British Society of Criminology