Dr Donna Peacock


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Principal Lecturer/Team Leader Social Studies

I am a Principal Lecturer in Social Studies and Team Leader of the Social Studies team within the School of Social Sciences. I lead a dynamic and innovative team of lecturers who provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Criminology, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Practice Development and Social Inequalities.

I teach criminological theory and qualitative and quantitative social research methods.

I'm the Scheme Manager for Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme (NLAAS) which works to support vulnerable offenders in police custody.

Teaching and supervision

  • SSC109 Introduction to Criminology
  • SSC223 Applied Quantitative Research Methods
  • SSC311 Reimagining Crime and Criminology

I supervise undergraduate dissertations in Sociology and Criminology.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Gender
  • Social impacts of new technology and new media
  • Vulnerable offenders

Research

My doctoral thesis was entitled "From Underground Hacking to Ethical hacking" a Critical Realist approach is taken in applying a Bounded Rational Model in order to understand criminal involvement, persistence and desistance within the area of CyberCrime.

More recently I studied the impact of gender in Cybersecurity with Professor Alastair Irons. I'm currently researching Vulnerable Adults in Police Custody and the support afforded to them by Appropriate Adults with Dr Faye Cosgrove.

Publications

Number of items: 4.

Article

Peacock, Donna and Irons, Alastair (2017) Gender Inequality in Cybersecurity: Exploring the Gender Gap in Opportunities and Progression. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 9 (1). ISSN 2040-0748

Book Section

Peacock, Donna and Cosgrove, Faye (2018) The ‘New Normal’: Framing Vulnerability, Entitlement and Responsibility in Police Custody in Austere Times. In: Austerity Policies: Bad Ideas in Practice. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 243. ISBN 978-3-319-79120-3

Conference or Workshop Item

Irons, Alastair and Peacock, Donna (2015) Impact of Gender in Computer Security. In: 11th Annual Teaching Computer Forensics Conference, 19 Nov 2015, University of Sunderland, UK..

Irons, Alastair and Peacock, Donna (2015) The Impact of Gender in Computer Security. In: The 8th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training, 3-4 September 2015, Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury. (Submitted)

This list was generated on Wed Aug 21 19:53:39 2019 BST.
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Gender
  • Social impacts of new technology and new media
  • Vulnerable offenders

Written outputs and publications:

Peacock, D. and Cosgrove, F. (2018) ‘The “New Normal”: Framing Vulnerability, Entitlement and Responsibility in Police Custody in Austere Times’ in Rushton, P. and Donovan, C. (eds) Austerity: A Bad Idea in Practice GB: Palgrave

Peacock, D. and Irons, A. (2017) ‘Gender Inequality in Cybersecurity: Exploring the Gender Gap in Opportunities and Progression’ in International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology 9 (1) [Online]

Cosgrove, F. and Peacock, D. (2017) ‘Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme: Interim Evaluation’ Internal Report Presented to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Northumbria Police Superintendent for Criminal Justice 28.10.17

Peacock, D. and Cosgrove, F. (2017) ‘Appropriate Adult: Innovative scheme fills ‘gaping hole’ in service provision’ in Policing Insight [Online] 

Peacock, D. (2014) From Underground Hacking to Ethical Hacking PhD thesis  [Online] 

Conferences / workshops/ presentations:

Peacock, D. and Cosgrove, C. (2017) ‘Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme: Working Together to Support Vulnerable Adults in Police Custody’ at joint summit of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the National Police Chiefs Council: London 2.11.17

Cosgrove, C. and Peacock, D. (2017) ‘Northumbria Local Volunteer Appropriate Adult Scheme: Supporting 'vulnerable' detainees through student volunteering’ CASS Seminar Series: Sunderland 15.12.17

Cosgrove, C. and Peacock, D. (2017) ‘Northumbria Local Appropriate Adult Scheme: Interim Evaluation’ Internal Report Presented to the Office of the Police and Crime Commmissioner (OPCC) and Northumbria Police superintendent for Criminal Justice: Sunderland University 28.10.17

Peacock, D. and Irons,  A (2017)  Mind the Gap: Explaining Gender Inequality in Cybersecurity in University of Sunderland Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) research lecture series 1 March

Peacock, D. and Irons, A. (2016) Women in Cybersecurity: Closed Doors, Sticky Floors and Glass Ceilings  in North East Crime Research Network  (NECREN) Conference, Northumbria University 16 April

Peacock, D. and Irons, A. (2015) Gender and Cybersecurity: Encouragement, Opportunities, Progression in 11th Annual Teaching Computer Forensics Conference, University of Sunderland, 19 November

Peacock, D. and Irons, A. (2015) Gender and Computer Security in Dynamo North East 15th Annual Conference, University of Sunderland 18 June
Irons, A, and Peacock. D (2015) The Impact of Gender in Computer Security  in 8th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education and Training, 2015, Canterbury Christ Church University 3-4 September.

Peacock, D (2014) Crossing the Line: Hacking and Ethical Hacking in North East Crime Research Network (NECREN) Conference, Durham University 3 November

Peacock, D. (2014) Ethical Approaches to Computer Hacking: From Underground Hacking to Ethical Hacking in University of Sunderland Centre for Applied Social Sciences (CASS) research lecture series 26 February
Powton, D. (2012) Ethical Hacking, Regulation of Cyberspace, and the Development of the Legal Framework in Northumbria University PGR Conference 6 September

Powton D. (2011) Towards A Typology of Ethical Hacking in Third Annual Postgraduate Criminology Conference, Edinburgh University 11-12 September

Powton D. (2011) From Underground Hacking to Ethical Hacking Northumbria University PGR Conference 8 September

Last updated 08 August 2019