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Dr Mary Laing

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Sciences

Prior to this she completed both an undergraduate and MA degree at Manchester University in human geography, a PhD in human geography at Loughborough University, and a post-doc funded by a Commonwealth Scholarship in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences at Northumbria University.


  • Other Courses PhD September 01 2006
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Criminological policy mobilities and sex work, McMenzie, L., Cook, I., Laing, M. 1 Sep 2019, In: British Journal of Criminology
  • Technologies for Social Justice: Lessons from Sex Workers on the Front Lines, Strohmayer, A., Clamen, J., Laing, M. 4 May 2019
  • Justice-oriented ecologies, Strohmayer, A., Laing, M., Comber, R. 21 Nov 2018, Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research, London, Routledge
  • Sex worker rights, recognition and resistance, O'Neill, M., Laing, M. Aug 2018, Realising justice for sex workers, Rowman & Littlefield
  • Policing as Part of a Multi-Agency Approach, Wyatt, T., Laing, M. Jan 2017, An Introduction to Criminal Justice, SAGE
  • Policing the sex industry, Sanders, T., Laing, M. 7 Dec 2017, Policing the sex industry, Routledge
  • Policing the Sex Industry: Protection, Paternalism and Politics, Sanders, T., Laing, M. 7 Dec 2017
  • Technologies and Social Justice Outcomes in Sex Work Charities, Strohmayer, A., Laing, M., Comber, R. 6 May 2017
  • Trans sex workers in the UK, Laing, M., Campbell, D., Jones, M., Strohmayer, A. 7 Dec 2017, Policing the Sex Industry, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, Taylor & Francis


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