Dr Hannah Bows

Dr Hannah Bows

Assistant Professor in Criminal Law

Hannah is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law and Director of Equality and Diversity within Durham Law School. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA).

Over the last six years she has conducted research examining different forms of violence against older people, with a specific focus on domestic violence, sexual violence and homicide of older women. This work has led to a range of outputs, media interviews and articles, policy and public engagement activity. She was awarded an ESRC Outstanding Impact (runner-up) prize in 2017.

Hannah is a 2019 Fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, visiting the United States to research the theme of Improving Criminal Justice Responses to Elder Abuse.

Hannah is the founder and director of the International Network for Research into Violence and Abuse and co-director of the British Society of Criminology Victims Network (with Professor Pam Davies at Northumbria University). She is Chair of Age UK