Dr Clare Kinsella

Biography

Dr Clare Kinsella is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. She graduated from Lancaster University with a BA (Hons) in Critical Criminology and Women’s Studies, and an MA in Criminology, Rights and Justice. She was awarded a PhD for defending her thesis, entitled “Tourists in our own city’: Meanings of home in a regenerating city’, by The University of Liverpool in 2018.

Clare’s research interests include cities, particularly Liverpool; home and homelessness; place, space and regeneration; policing; fear of crime; and gender, sexuality and crime. She has published in these areas, and has delivered conference papers nationally and internationally. Clare is a member of Coming Home Liverpool, a social enterprise committed to bringing Liverpool’s 9,000 empty houses back into use, with high-standard renovations, permanent tenancies, and fair rents.

Clare has been teaching at the University for over a decade, and currently teaches mostly at Levels 5 and 6. She is a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), and currently acts as the Department’s Retention Coordinator.


Qualifications

  • BA Hons Critical Criminology and Women’s Studies, Lancaster University, 2002
  • MA Criminology Rights and Justice, Lancaster University, 2005
  • PhD “Tourists in our own city’: Meanings of home in a regenerating city’, The University of Liverpool, 2018

Teaching

  • CRI 2025 Gender, Sex and Violence
  • CRI 3109 The Politics of Policing

Research Interests

• Policing
• Gender, sexuality and crime
• Cities and urban regeneration
• Space and place
• Home and homelessness
• Fear of crime


Publications

  • Kinsella C (2012) ‘Re-locating Fear on the Streets: Homelessness, victimisation and fear of crime’ European Journal of Homelessness 6 (2) pp 121 – 136
  • Kinsella, C. (2011), ‘Welfare, Exclusion and Rough Sleeping in Liverpool’, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 31(5/6) pp 240-252.
  • Kinsella, C. & McGarry, J. (2011) ‘Computer Says No: Technology and Accountability in Policing Traffic Stops’ 55 Crime, Law and Social Change 167-184.
  • Kinsella, C. (2007), ‘Femininity, Masculinity and Fear of Crime within Heterosexual Relationships’, eSharp, Issue 9, http://www.sharp.arts.gla.ac.uk/issue9.php.
  • Corteen, K., Winstanley, E., Kinsella, C. & Jemphrey, A. (2004), ‘Paying the Price: Estimating the Cost of Domestic Violence on the Wirral’, Edge Hill University

Conference Papers

    • Kinsella C (2016) ‘Life histories, Liverpool and home: Maggie and Joanne’ The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy Postgraduate Conference Liverpool 14 September 2016
    • Kinsella C (2015) ‘Dilemmas of the ‘entrenched’ researcher: Avoiding the ‘professional scouser’ label’ The University of Liverpool School of Sociology and Social Policy Postgraduate Conference Liverpool 15 September 2015
    • Kinsella C (2014) ‘In my Liverpool home: Entitlement to home city space in the post-Capital of Culture climate’ Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole listen? British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Liverpool 9th July 2014
    • Kinsella, C. & McGarry, J. (2009) ‘Computer Says No: Technology and Police Stops’, Conference on Police Governance and Accountability: Challenges and Outlook, Centre for Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Limerick, December 2009.
    • Kinsella, C. (2009), ‘An analysis of Liverpool City Council’s Homelessness Strategy’, School of Sociology and Social Policy Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool, September 2009.
    • Kinsella, C. (2009), ‘Researching Rough Sleepers: Pre-research Anxieties for the Postgraduate Researcher’, ‘Breaking Boundaries’ Postgraduate Research Conference, University of Warwick, March 2009.
    • Kinsella, C. (2007), ‘Fear of Crime among Rough Sleepers in Liverpool’, the School of Sociology and Social Policy Postgraduate Conference, University of Liverpool, September 2007
    • Kinsella, C. (2005), ‘Reflections on the Research Process: Care of the Self and the Limits of Informed Consent’, American Society of Criminology Conference, Toronto, November 2005.