Dr Nicola Harding
Director of Research & Education
Nicola Harding is a Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University. She has previously worked at Leeds Trinity University and Manchester Metropolitan University, where she was awarded her PhD. Nicola gained a First Class Honours degree in Sociology and Criminology at Keele University, before obtaining a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice, also at Keele University, which was awarded with distinction in 2015.
Nicola is a lived experience researcher with broad research interests including women and social control, fraud and financial crime, graffiti and street art, gambling, critical approaches to community punishment, and understanding lived experiences of the criminal justice system, alongside creative forms of qualitative research. The key aspect of Nicola’s varied CV is that all her research is informed and in collaboration with lived experience.
As well as overseeing the academic rigour of We Fight Fraud’s training courses, Nicola acts as a conduit between our network on the ground and the world of academic research.
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