Birgit Larsson
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Biography

Birgit Larsson is a Lecturer in Social Work. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 2004, a MSc from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, and a PhD from the School of Social Work at UEA in 2015.  Prior to UEA, she was a mediator and facilitator and coordinated school and criminal court mediation programs in Brooklyn, NY.  In 2009, she was awarded a Charles Pick Fellowship at UEA to work on a novel, and in 2010, she joined the Social Work department through a university funded studentship to pursue research on police uses of restorative justice for young female offenders in the UK. Since then, she has worked on a number of research projects involving vulnerable people and young people in the care system.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Birgit's PhD research involved secondary analysis of administrative police data (N=17,000) and narrative analysis of life history interviews with young women who had offended and were referred to restorative justice in the UK. Her general research interests include offending and victimisation, particularly as it relates to young people from a care background and to women.

Supervisors

Professor Gillian Schofield

Dr Jonathan Dickens

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions