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Dr Julie Harris joined the Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) team at Ulster University in October 2018. She is the Subject Director for the CCJ minor degree. She completed a BA (Hons) in Politics in 2004 and a Master’s in Social Research Methods (distinction) in 2006 at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Julie returned to QUB to complete her Ph.D. in Sociology which was awarded in 2018. Her Masters and Ph.D. were funded by the Department of Employment and Learning.
Before joining the CCJ team at Ulster University, Julie taught on a wide range of criminology, sociology and research methods modules at QUB and Ulster University. She had also worked as a statistician, harm reduction trainer and low threshold, assertive outreach worker for people who use and/or inject drugs.
Julie's Ph.D. examined transitions to and from injecting drug use and subsequent patterns of use within the context of Northern Ireland. The research specifically examined risk environment influences upon these processes to identify enabling environments mitigating drug-related harms. Her research findings have been published in leading international journals including Qualitative Health Research and Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
Her primary research interests focus on drug consumption practices, harm reduction programmes, drug markets and criminalisation. She is particularly interested in the drug policy, public health and criminal justice responses to these issues. Julie has also been involved in research examining gender-specific drug treatment and support experiences, probation, survivors of historic institutional abuse and the impacts of counter-terrorism and emergency legislation.
Drugs and Crime (PUP547)
Research Methods for Criminologists (PUP308)
Surveys and Quantitative Methods (SOP708)
Introduction to Crime and Deviance (PUP119)
Crime and Criminal Justice (PUP120)
Criminology Applied Placement and Learning (PUP349)
Preparing for your Dissertation (PUP546)
Current Ph.D. Students
Zoe Campbell: Charting and understanding the health and social care experiences of those with long-term alcohol dependence.
Joao Raphael Da Silva: Responding to extremism: examining the criminal justice response.
John McQuaide: Harm reduction interventions to improve the health-related quality of life of people with long-term alcohol dependence.
Josie Scott: Sentencing disparities between domestically motivated assaults and non-domestically motivated assaults.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Julie Harris (Reviewer)
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Editorial work