Dr Myrna Papadouka is currently appointed as Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology. She joined the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University in September 2018 and since her appointment has held the position of Programme Leader for BA Criminology programme (2020-2021) and has been the Programme Leader for MSc in Cybercrime and Digital Investigations programme since September 2021.
Her research interests include organized crime, human trafficking, drugs in the Dark Net and conventional markets, big data and text analysis methodologies.
Prior to joining the institute she worked as a Research Consultant – Business Analyst at the London Borough of Camden, as a Research Support Advisor at the University of Cambridge and Research Analyst in Organised Crime at the National Security and Resilience Studies group at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Myrna holds a PhD in Sociology from University of North Texas, USA, where her dissertation examined the discourse surrounding the issue of human trafficking by journalists and their audiences from a variety of British online newspapers by applying big data techniques. She also holds an MSc in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research from the University of Surrey, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece.
English, Greek, French
Teaching for 22-23 academic year:
CRM1277 Quantitative Investigation of Crime
Cybercrime and Society
Text Mining and Analysis
Myrna is currently a co-PI on a project titled: Evaluating the refugee crisis response in Greece and Italy: a roundtable bringing together governmental, NGO and academic representatives co-led with Dr Giuseppe Serrantino, supported by Dr Herminder Kaur and Research Assistant Maria Ntyli. The project has been awarded with a small research grant from the Higher Education Initiative Fund. 2021-22 call.
Myrna has also been a co-PI on the funded project: Exploring Digital Media Access, Use and Skills Among South Asians in England, which was led by Dr Herminder Kaur, co-led with Dr Rima Saini and Research Assistant Brigita Valantinaviciute.