Maria Sklavou

School of Law

Research Student

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Maria Sklavou
School of Law
Bartolomé House
Winter Street
S3 7ND

- MA Social Research (Distinction) - University of Sheffield (2018-2019)

- MA International Criminology (Distinction)

- University of Sheffield (2016-2017)

- Admission in the Athens Bar Association and Licence to Practice (2014-2015)

- BA Law - University of Athens (2007-2012)

- Before coming to the University of Sheffield in 2016, I worked for several years as a lawyer (and before that as a trainee lawyer) in Athens (Greece), with a special interest in criminal law


MA Social Research; MA International Criminology; BA Law

Research interests

My PhD takes a social constructionist approach to paedophilia, child sexual abuse, their (perceived) interrelation, and relevant implications for preventative policy-making; it is a cross-comparative study, with a focus on the USA, the UK, and Germany.

This research is fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Supervisors: Dr. Mark Brown and Dr. David Thompson.

My research interests include:

  • comparative criminology
  • crime prevention 
  • sexual offending
  • social constructionism/constructivism
Teaching activities

LAW3052 - Sexual Offending and Sex Offenders

Professional activities

- ESRC White Rose DTP 1+3 Pathway Scholarship (awarded in 2018)

- CCR-PGR Representative for the year 2020-2021