Miss Finley Macdonald

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  • Qualifications:BSc (Criminology with Psychology); MSc (Forensic Science)
  • Position:Lecturer in Criminology.
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Finley.Macdonald@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Finley MacDonald is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of the West of England. Prior to joining UWE in 2022, Finley completed a BSc in Criminology with Psychology in 2021 and a MSc in Forensic Science in 2022. 

Finley's research interests are hate crimes; miscarriages of justice; racial injustice in the criminal justice system; and forensic science. Her work to date has focused on racial injustice in policing, law and forensic science. In 2021, Finley worked alongside ACH Organisation and a senior researcher to examine refugee integration in the UK. In 2022, Finley worked as a Research Assistant examining the impact that healthy soil has on our environment. 

Finley has taught across a range of modules; Exploring the Social World and Problems of Crime, Introduction to Crinminological Theory, Understanding Crime and Criminology in Action. Finley has also worked across Policing and Psychology departments. 

Area of expertise

Hate Crime; Miscarriages of Justice; Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System; Forensic Science. 


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