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Dr Amanda Holt

Formerly at Lancaster University

Amanda Holt

My Role

I am Deputy Director for Postgraduate Studies in the School of Law.

Research overview

My research approach is interdisciplinary and draws on psychology, sociology, criminology, social policy and social work perspectives. I am particularly interested in the relationship between families, identity and harm. I also specialise in research methods.

Recently funded research projects have explored adolescent-to-parent abuse, anti-violence strategies in schools, the 'troubled families' agenda and pluralities in data analysis.

My recent book 'Adolescent-to-parent abuse: Current understandings in research, policy and practice' (Policy Press, 2013) is the first academic book to address this particular form of family abuse.

Current Teaching

I convene C201 Understanding Criminological Fieldwork. I also contribute to C102 Crime and Social Life and C205 Criminological Thought.

External Roles

2010- External Examiner for the course 'Effective Practice in Youth Justice', Open University.


BA (Hons) Applied Psychology; MSc Psychological Research Methods; PhD (Applied Social Science)

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