Dr Eleanor Bland

Programme Lead for Criminology

School of Law and Social Sciences

Eleanor Bland


I joined Oxford Brookes as a Lecturer in Criminology in September 2020. Before this, I completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2018, and was an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Leeds (2019-20). 

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Criminology Skills
  • Crime in Theory and Practice
  • Globalisation and Crime
  • Policing in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
  • Criminology Dissertation
  • Interdisciplinary Dissertation 


My research interests are in historical criminology, and particularly historical policing practices. I am currently working on a monograph based on my PhD thesis, which examines policing based on suspicion in London, 1780-1850, and am particularly interested in the legacies and contemporary implications of historical policing activities. I'm also interested more widely in the history of London, and the connections drawn between space, criminal activity and morality in the city. My developing research interests include policing practices in colonial Australia, and their impacts and legacies for marginalised communities and groups in Australia today. 

Research grants and awards

  • ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Leeds, 2019-20
  • AHRC Studentship, University of Sheffield, 2015-18



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