BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology (Oxford) (1st Class); MSc Forensic Psychology (Surrey) (Distinction); PhD Forensic Psychology (Surrey); PGCert-HE (Middlesex)
I joined Middlesex University in 2010 and currently lecture in Criminology. I am primarily interested in understanding women's engagement with sex, sex work, and pornography. My PhD thesis in Forensic Psychology involved investigating violence perpetuated against sex workers by both clients and intimate partners across seven metropolitan areas from 1980-2006, and since then I have worked on a number of projects focused around women involved in sex work.
Prior to joining Middlesex I worked for several years at BBC Media Action, the BBC's international development charity. There I worked on projects as diverse as HIV/AIDs awareness in Cambodia, learning English as a second language in Bangladesh, gender-based violence in refugee camps in South Sudan, and a large-scale piece of research investigating the public perception of climate change across Africa (please see the DFID website for an example of one of the reports I authored). I remain interested in how social issues impact on people cross-culturally, and the role of media in shaping public perceptions.
Since joining Middlesex, I have worked on a number of projects, including: an evaluation of the roll-out of a domestic violence programme across London, a project looking at best practice in outreach with street-based sex workers and young people, a piece of research in collaboration with Alcohol Concern and Mentor looking at the connection between drinking in young people and offending, and a review of domestic homicides for the West Midlands Police Force Area.
I also carry out research into women's production and consumption of pornography, particularly gay pornography. A published writer of erotica myself (under a pen name!) I am interested in the changing landscape of pornography, particularly how women interact with pornography and erotica on both a personal and societal level.
I am one of the founding members of Middlesex's FemGenSex network of feminist scholars interested in investigating areas around women, gender, and sexuality.
I also manage the department Twitter account @CrimAndSoc
I currently teach on 'Criminology in Late Modernity', 'Violent Crime: Violence, Sex, and Punishment' (undergraduate), and 'Psychological Perspectives of Criminology' (postgraduate).
I am Programme Leader for BA Criminology with Psychology, and Module Leader for 'Criminology in Late Modernity', 'Violent Crime: Violence, Sex, and Punishment', and 'Psychological Perspectives of Criminology'.
I am interested in working with students (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) who would like to further explore issues surrounding sex and sex work, particularly violence and sex work, or women's engagement with pornography and erotica. I am also interested in exploring the synergies and crossovers between areas of interest to both Criminology and Forensic Psychology.
I am passionate about teaching as activism, and was the runner up for the 'Most Innovative Teaching Award' presented by the Middlesex Students' Union 2015.
Nolas, S.M, Sanders-McDonagh, E., & Neville, L. (paper accepted - 2017). Revisiting the relevance of the concept of ‘community’ for understanding and engaging with experiences of domestic violence. In R. Rosen, K. Twamley, & A. Varley (eds.), Feminism and the politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?
Sanders-McDonagh, E., Neville, L. & Nolas S. M. (2016). From Pillar to Post: The victimisation of women and children who experience domestic violence in an age of austerity. Feminist Review, 112, 60-76. Available at: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/fr/journal/v112/n1/full/fr201551a.html
Neville, L. (2015). Male Gays In The Female Gaze: Women who watch m/m pornography. Porn Studies, 2(2-3), 192-207. Available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23268743.2015.1052937#abstract
Neville, L. & Miller, S. (2008). The use of Facet Action System Theory in crime scene analysis and suspect interviewing. Issues in Forensic Psychology, 8, 21-30.
Neville, L., Miller, S. & Fritzon, K. (2007). Understanding change in a therapeutic community: An action systems approach. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 18(2), 181-203.
Violence against prostitutes (2010). Research Report to the Metropolitan Intelligence Bureau (Metropolitan Police)
Media and Behaviour Change: A Case Study of the BBC World Service Trust HIV and AIDS mass media intervention in Cambodia. (BBC World Service Trust: Impact Research: Series 01 Number 05, 2008)
A move towards positive change. Internal Research Report to HMP Dovegate Therapeutic Prison, Premier Prisons. December 2006.
Nevile, L. & Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2015). Domestic violence perpetrators and domestic homicide: Exploring lack of service provision for perpetrators of DV in relation to Domestic Homicide Review cases. Sexual Violence Conference, FPS, Middlesex, 17th-18th September.
Neville, L. (2015). "I don't want to be presented as some sort of freak-show... but you're 'one of us'': Researching women's engagement with gay male erotica from within the community. Paper presented at The American Association of Geographers Annual Conference, Chicago, 19th-25th April.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. & Neville, L. (2014). Doing Outreach Research with Sex Workers: Researching Urban Spaces Using Mobile Interviews. Paper presented at the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference, Imperial College London, 26th-29th August
Neville, L. (2013). Male Gays in the Female Gaze. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on The Erotic, Mansfield College, Oxford, 17th-19th September
Sanders-McDonagh, E. & Neville, L. (2013). Normalizing Dirty Work: Exploring identity management within the third sector. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, London, 3rd-5th April 2013.
Neville, L. (2013). "Girls who write boys who do boys like they're girls who do girls like they're boys / always should be someone you really love" : Exploring women who write and read homosexual erotica. Fifty Shades of Grey: An Inquiry into 'Dangerous Things', Brighton University, 3rd-4th April 2013.
Sanders-McDonagh, E. & Neville, L. (2012). Doing Outreach with Street-Based Sex Workers: Negotiating Risk in Urban Spaces. British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Leeds, 11th-13th April.
Nolas, S., Neville, L., Sanders, E., Sharpen, J. & Walsh, S. (2011). Children, Communities and Domestic Violence: a preliminary findings from the evaluation of the London roll out of the Community Group Programme. British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology Faculty for Children & Young People Annual Conference, Leicester, 22nd-23rd September 2011.
Nolas, S., Neville, L., Sanders, E., Sharpen, J. & Walsh, S. (2011). Community interventions for supporting survivors of domestic violence: what can we learn for supporting survivors of sexual violence? Sexual Violence Conference, Middlesex University, 8th September 2011.
Neville, L. (2011). Prostitution and serious assault. British Society of Criminology Conference, Northumbria University, 3rd - 6th July 2011.
Sanders-McDonagh, Erin and Neville, Lucy and Goodman, Anthony and Harding, Simon and Rodriguez, Sara (2016) Safer London Empower Project: evaluation report. Project Report. Safer London.
Neville, Lucy (2015) Male gays in the female gaze: women who watch m/m pornography. Porn Studies, 2 (2-3). pp. 192-207. ISSN 2326-8743
Sanders-McDonagh, Erin and Neville, Lucy and Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa (2016) From pillar to post: understanding the victimisation of women and children who experience domestic violence in an age of austerity. Feminist Review, 112 . pp. 60-76. ISSN 0141-7789
Sanders-McDonagh, Erin and Neville, Lucy (2012) Women’s Open Space project evaluation: final report. Project Report. New Horizon, London, UK.
Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa and Neville, Lucy and Sanders-McDonagh, Erin (2012) Evaluation of the Community Group Programme for Children & Young People: final report. Project Report. AVA (Against Violence & Abuse), London.
Recent examples of research include:
I co-hosted and organised the 2014 CCRC Conference held at Middlesex University, entitled: Feminist Whores? Exploring Feminist Debates Around Violence, Sex Work & Porn. In addition, I have recently presented three pieces of research at high impact events, two at the House of Commons and one at the HQ for the West Midlands Police (see below):
Sanders-McDonagh, E. & Neville, L. (2015). Service Provision for Street Based Sex Workers. Paper presented at The House of Commons at a special evidence gathering symposium on the decriminalization of sex work hosted by the English Collective of Prostitutes (ECP).
Sanders-McDonagh, E. & Neville, L. (2014). The Impact of EMPOWER: Working with Young Men. Paper presented at The House of Commons at a special event hosted by Norman Baker MP (Minister for Crime Prevention).
Neville, L. & Sanders-McDonagh, E. (2014). Preventing Domestic Violence and Abuse: Common Themes Lessons Learned from West Midlands' DHRs. Paper presented at a special event hosted by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
Our work on Domestic Homicide Reviews was cited in the parliamentary debates in November 2015.