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Helen Gavin
- - Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Education and Training
Other expertise
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
United Kingdom
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
Helen Gavin teaches criminal psychology and advanced research methods at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Huddersfield, UK, where she holds the post of Principal Lecturer and Subject Lead. She researches and writes on topics such as deviant sexual expression, female violence, homicide, and sexualised and gendered homicide. Previous books include Understanding Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (2008, Sage), Criminological and Forensic Psychology (2014, 2019, Sage), and the Interdisciplinary Press 2010 text Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Psychological, Legal and Cultural Examinations of Sex and Sexuality which was co-edited with Jaquelyn Bent. In order to find relief from such bleak themes, she indulges a fascination with fairy, folk, and supernatural tales. However, she has inevitably discovered this world has its dark side, and people often regret looking over her shoulder to see what she is reading.