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|Dr Elizabeth Yardley is Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University.
- Dr Elizabeth Yardley is a Professor of Criminology at the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University, based in West Midlands, England. She found fame after appearing in the 2017 TV series “World’s Most Evil Killers.”
- Her areas of expertise include homicide, domestic abuse, coercive control, technology in violence, and media portrayals of violence.
- Elizabeth appears on radio and TV expressing views about the criminal justice system. Her expertise can also be found in the print medium, such as Huffington Post, and the inaugural edition of Real Crime Magazine.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Elizabeth Yardley has not shared any personal details on any media outlet, including social media.
- On October 13, 2020, she posted on Instagram about her family roots. Elizabeth told the fans that she was getting acquainted with her ancestors and having a good source through some old family pics. She posted a picture of her great-grandparents, grandma, and great-great-grandma. Elizbeth considers it to be fascinating stuff and a treasure trove of Brummie history.
Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info
- Elizabeth began her academic career at Aston University. Here she completed a B.Sc. in Politics and Sociology. She graduated with first-class honours.
- Furthermore, she completed her PhD in Management from Aston Business School. Elizabeth’s research interests include the representation of female serial killers, the issue of problematic female drinking behaviour, social divisions in prison, and meeting the needs of a diverse prison population.
Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :
- Elizabeth started her career as a Research Fellow at Aston University in 2007. She worked at Aston for two years, from 2007 to2009.
- Since September 2010, Yardley served as an Associate Professor of Criminology and Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. She researches homicide, violence, and networked media.
- Since February 2017, Elizabeth has been the Creator and Host of Crime Bites, an independent criminology podcast exploring crime cases and issues, research, and crime television. She has been hosting the podcast for over five years now. The criminology podcast is available on iTunes, which examines crime cases and issues, criminological research, and crime television.
- Elizabeth began her role as Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology (CAC) in September 2013. She led the Centre through the Research Excellence Framework 2014 and helped further develop the long-standing Centre during her time at Birmingham City University.
- Elizabeth was on screens in 2020 with A Town & Country Murder and Crimes That Shook Britain. She worked on a criminological institutionalist analysis of the serial child killer Beverley Allitt’s case.
- Yardley is well-known for her bestselling books, Female Serial Killer in Social Context and Social Media Homicide Confessions.
Awards and Recognition :
- Elizabeth was awarded the title of Reader / Associate Professor in March 2014.
- At the BCU Extra Mile Awards 2014, Elizabeth received the award for Academic of the Year.
- She is an active and proud member of the British Society of Criminology and the American Society of Criminology.
Interesting Facts, Height and Trivia :
- As per her profile, Yardley is passionate about challenging the myths and stereotypes around crime. She wants to make a difference in lives affected by violence. Passionate about needs-led, exciting, and meaningful criminological research, Elizabeth’s research encapsulates other social sciences, notably sociology and media & communication studies.
- A thriving academic, Elizabeth achieves her goals by training future criminal justice professionals and doing research, highlighting society’s darkest elements.
- Making Sense of “Facebook Murder,” Elizabeth’s most successful academic paper, was co-authored with Professor David Wilson. After publishing, the research study moved up to 5% of articles tracked by Altmetric for the quantity and quality of online attention. It was also reported across the world and is currently at the top.
- Elizabeth regularly contributes to entertainment media and news. She is driven to promote cutting-edge research at the Centre for Applied Criminology to improve the public understanding of criminal justice and crime.
- In a blog post on November 4, 2020, Elizebeth claimed that ‘Rough sex’ doesn’t kill women; it is the abusers who do. Her new research examining so-called ‘sex games gone wrong’ revealed many such realities. The cases were based on perpetrators who had been convicted of manslaughter, murder, or culpable homicide. She analysed relevant data related to 43 women killed in Britain between 2000 and 2018.
- A big food lover, Elizabeth’s Instagram is full of deserts and dishes. She also posts a lot about her adorable cat, Feral Cheryl.
- Elizabeth had conducted a fundraising campaign when England went into another lockdown, as she was massively concerned about the impact on mental health and wellbeing. Elizabeth believes that mental health charities were vital to many people in the precarious, anxious, and uncertain times of the pandemic. As per her, charities must have adequate funds for the inevitable surge in demand for their services and the support people might need.
- According to her Twitter handle, Elizabeth is an ultra-realist, feminist, and difficult woman!
Professor Elizabeth has many publications under her belt :
- Making Sense of ‘Facebook Murder’ : A social networking sites and contemporary homicide
- Counterblast : Putting serious case reviews in their place – what we really need to know about child homicide
- A Taxonomy of Male British Family Annihilators, 1980–2012
- The British Hitman : 1974-2013
- Prison for Beginners? : The strengths, limitations, and potential applications of prisoner handbooks
- Narrative Beyond Prison Gates : Contradiction, complexity, and reconciliation
- The Psychopathy of a Victorian Serial Killer : Integrating micro and macro levels of analysis