Dr Magdalini Pipini
Lecturer in Criminology
School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)
Dr Magdalini Pipini is a Lecturer in Criminology at Plymouth University, undertaking applied research and an international knowledge exchange role. She is a Fellow of the HEA, and her scholarly work draws upon a number of socio-political and criminological fields of social justice. Magdalini’s research interests sit at the nexus amongst digital cultures, online football violence and the emergence of contemporary ultra-cultures. In the last few years, Magdalini has published along world leading authors on football studies and sociology, achieved an MBA, and led the strategic and operational management of several criminology courses.
Magdalini attained her BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology from the University of Bedfordshire. She then completed an MSc Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University, while she worked as a social worker. Subsequently, Magdalini got her PhD in 2013 at Plymouth University on public attitudes towards crime and punishment and the factors underlying their construction. She then worked in several Universities across the UK as a Senior Lecturer, a Course Leader and Acting Head of School, leading and managing Criminology course teams and students. Having worked in Higher Education for 14 years, Magdalini contributed to research around the lack of confidence in the criminal justice system, disproportionate overrepresentation of ethnic minorities in the criminal justice system, penal cultures, political economy, punitive populism and political ideologies, hooliganism on the web, hooliganism in the Balkans, change of public's cyber culture and promote the rights respecting use of the internet. She has also attained her PGCTLHE in 2015, and an MBA in 2020.
Member - The British Society of Criminology
Member - The European Society of Criminology
Member - The Greek Society of Criminology
Roles on external bodies
Registered Independent External Expert at the European Commission
Magdalini exemplifies teaching excellence within the area of criminology and work with colleagues to deliver courses incorporating ‘real world’ learning acquired through research, employer engagement and knowledge exchange. She delivers a high quality, effective student learning experience to undergraduate and postgraduate students, and supervises their dissertations.
Staff serving as external examiners
Magdalini is an External Examiner for UWE University undergraduate criminology provision.
Magdalini's research interests are around the lack of confidence in the criminal justice system, disproportionate overrepresentation of minorities in the criminal justice system, penal cultures, political economy, punitive populism, and political ideologies. Furthermore, her research interests sit at the nexus amongst digital cultures, online football violence and the emergence of contemporary ultra-cultures.
Lawrence, S. and Pipini, M. (2016) 'Violence'. In Cashmore, E. and Dixon, K. (eds), Studying Football, London: Routledge.
Pipini, M. (2018) Dis-embodied Hooliganism on the Web: A Balkan Study. In Lawrence, S and Crawford, G. Digital Football Cultures, London: Routledge.
Other academic activities
1. Barcelona, Spain Common Study Programme on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology
19 – 21 Apr 2004 ‘The Criminal Justice System Confronted by War, Terrorism and Immigration.’
2. Athens, Greece Common Study Programme on Criminal Justice and Critical Criminology
22 – 25 Nov 2004 ‘Policies on Youth Deviance, Immigration, and Prison.’
3. New York, U.S.A. International Critical Criminology Conference
1 – 5 May 2005 ‘Criminology: Crossing Cultures, Breaching Borders.’
4. Budapest, Hungary. 13th Annual Conference of the ESC
4 – 7 Sep 2013 ‘Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective’.
5. Stockholm, Sweden
9-11 June 2014 ‘The Stockholm Criminology Symposium’.
6. Southampton, UK
20th May 2015 ‘Southampton Solent University: Football as Inclusive Leisure’.
7. Porto, Portugal
2-5 September 2015 15th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology.
8. Nottingham, UK
6-8 July 2016 British Society Criminology Conference, ‘Inequalities in a Diverse World’.
9. Ghent, Belgium
18-21 September 2019 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology