I joined Sheffield Hallam in June 2018 as a lecturer in Criminology. Prior to this, I worked as an academic tutor at the University of Sunderland and as an associate lecturer at Northumbria University.
I have also worked as a youth and community worker, co-facilitating LGBT+ youth groups across the North East of England. My doctoral research explored the experiences of anti-LGBT+ hate crime across three community strands: police, voluntary sector, and students.
My current research focuses on sexuality, gender, hate, violence, and sexual health.
PhD Criminology - Northumbria University
MRes Social Sciences - Northumbria University
BSc (Hons) Sociology with Criminology - University of Salford
PGCertHE – Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University (ongoing)
I teach on a number of undergraduate modules within the Department of Law and Criminology.
I am currently working on a cross-faculty project examining adult perceptions of young people who engage in anal sex. I have recently completed a design-led research project on LGBT+ young people's engagement with reporting hate crime.
More recently I have completed a research project with my Level 5 students, exploring the media portrayals of an anti-LGBT+ hate shooting in Orlando.
Pickles, J. (2020). Book Review: Lizzie Seal and Maggie O’Neill, Imaginative Criminology of Spaces Past, Present and Future. Qualitative Research, 146879412093439. http://doi.org/10.1177/1468794120934396
Pickles, J. (2019). Designing hate crime reporting devices: an exploration of young LGBT+ people's report needs. Journal of LGBT Youth. http://doi.org/10.1080/19361653.2019.1685057
Pickles, J. (2019). Book review: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and Sexual Assault: Challenging the Myths. International Review of Victimology, 026975801988481. http://doi.org/10.1177/0269758019884812
Pickles, J. (2019). LGBT hate crime : promoting a queer agenda for hate crime scholarship. Journal of Hate Studies, 15 (1), 39-61. http://doi.org/10.33972/jhs.161
Pickles, J. (2019). Policing hate and bridging communities: a qualitative evaluation of relations between LGBT+ people and the police within the North East of England. Policing and society. http://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2019.1588269
Pickles, J., & Ward, C. (2019). Researching Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Hate Crime Using Semi-Structured Interviews: A Case Study of Combining Overt Interview Data With Data Obtained Covertly. SAGE Research Methods Cases. http://doi.org/10.4135/9781526490193
Pickles, J. (2019). Including and involving young people (under 18’s) in hate research without the consent of parents. Qualitative Research. http://doi.org/10.1177/1468794118816622
Pickles, J. (2016). Book review: Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses (2nd edition). International Review of Victimology, 22 (3), 361-363. http://doi.org/10.1177/0269758016649066
Gatehouse, C., Wood, M., Briggs, J., Pickles, J., & Lawson, S. (2018). Troubling Vulnerability: Designing with LGBT Young People's Ambivalence Towards Hate Crime Reporting. In 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Association for Computing Machinery: http://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173683
Pickles, J. (2017). Prioritising Marginalised Voices: Why I Refuse to Step Back from My Gender and Sexuality. South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership Gender and Sexuality Research Cluster: https://issuu.com/swwdtpgenderandsexualityresearch/docs/gendered_20voices_20issue_20two-_20