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Doctor Sarah Moore Head of Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Sarah Moore is responsible for the teaching, research and strategic planning of the Department of Social & Policy Sciences.


Sarah Moore was appointed Head of Department of Social & Policy Sciences in 2021.

She is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, with an overall interest in public trust, institutional accountability, and the politics of blame.

Related posts

  • Member of the Centre for Social Policy Analysis (CASP), in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences
  • Member of the British Sociological Association
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Authority


  • Digitalisation and transmission of court processes
  • Institutional transparency and accountability
  • Legal aid and litigants in person
  • Media depictions of crime and justice
  • Gender, blame, and risk

This person is available to supervise research degree projects


View a list of books and publications by Sarah Moore


Sarah joined the University as a lecturer in 2015.

She has published extensively on issues related to criminal justice, court processes, crime and the media, gender and risk.

She is currently the co-investigator on a British Academy-funded project exploring the experiences of litigants in person, pursuing justice in family courts. Prior to that, she has undertaken research on the introduction of cameras to courtrooms (funded by the GW4) and the origin of 'awareness' ribbon campaigns (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council).

She has received a number of awards for her research including the British Sociological Association's Philip Abram's Award for 'best first book in Sociology' (2009) and the International Crime Fiction Association's prize for her co-authored book, Detecting the Social (2019).


  • PhD: University of Kent, 2006
  • MA: University of Kent, 2002
  • BA: University of Kent, 2001