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Orla Lynch


Dr Orla Lynch is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Asc. Dean of Graduate Studies at University College Cork, Ireland. Until 2015 she was based in CSTPV at the University of St Andrews. Orla’s background is in International Security Studies and Applied Psychology; her primary training is as a social psychologist. Orla is a fellow with Hedayah, Abu Dhabi and a Board member of RAN, Europe. She is also a RESOLVE Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, an Anniversary Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence and an Academic Advisor for WAVE Trauma Centre Belfast. Orla is a also a member of the Council of Europe's Committee of Experts on Hate Crime. Orla’s current research focuses on victimisation and political violence in relation to the direct victims of violence, but also the broader psycho-social impact of victimisation and the perpetrator-victim complex; She is currently leading the Irish team on the H2020 funded PARTICIPATION project. Her recent books include 2022 Criminal Women (Bristol University Press with the Criminal Women Voice, Justice and Recognition Network), 2021 Giving Voice to Diversity in Criminological Research: ‘Nothing about Us without Us’ (Palgrave with James Windle and Yasmine Ahmed)2020 Reflections on Irish Criminology: Conversations with Criminologists (Palgrave with Yasmine Ahmed et al), 2018 Applying Psychology: The Case of Terrorism and Political Violence (Blackwell with Carmel Joyce).

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