Expert Biography

Born and raised in Toxteth and coming from a diverse family group Lizz left home at 15 and became a nightclub bouncer for over 20 years. Returning to education in her late 30's she attended college to get basic literacy skills and continued on to study for her Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. at UoL.

Dr. Peatfield is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research looks at the phenomenon of identity and the effect of policy in the presentation of risk,  sometimes within the counter-terrorism narrative. Her current research explores the experiences of Black and Asian police officers focusing on Master status shifts. Her research interests include counter-terrorism policy, race, radicalisation, identity, victimology, and harm.

Her latest book chapter for Policy press looks at the misinformation surrounding non-verbal communication and its use in the criminal justice system.

Dr Peatfield was instrumental in the creation of the LJMU Law and Social sciences Foundation which she leads on as well as leading on many other modules throughout the school.

2018, The University of Liverpool, England, PhD
University of Liverpool, England, Masters of Arts with merit
University of Liverpool, England, Bachelor of Arts with honors Psychology and Criminology

Academic appointments
Program Leader Forensic Psychology and Policing, LJMU, LJMU, 2017 - 2018
Program Leader Law and Social Sciences Foundation Program, LJMU, L, 2016 - present

Postgraduate training
Pg Cert, United Kingdom, LJMU, 2018 - 2019

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  • Criminologist at LJMU
  • Identity, Class, Race ,Exclusion