Margaret is Professor of Criminology with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, based at the University of Stirling. See www.sccjr.ac.uk She is Director of Post-Graduate Research in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Stirling and an Associate Director of SCCJR.
Current Projects include ESCR funded Developing the Evidence Base for Innovation in Social Care for Children and Families Affected by Domestic Abuse. Ongoing work and research interests focus on Transformative Justice and Abolitionism; Mutual aid and community engagement; Gender and the Justice System, Confronting Criminalising Processes and Practices; Exploitation and Responses to 'Human Trafficking': constructing 'problems' and policy responses, Creating and sustaining 'communities of recovery',
Interested in supervising students with a critical approach to theory and methods; expertise in qualitative research and analysis.