Dr Lucy Michael
Lecturer in Sociology
Dr Lucy Michael has been a Lecturer in sociology in the School of Sociology and Applied Social Studies since September 2014. Prior to that, she held the position of Lecturer in criminology at the University of Hull for six years.
Her research expertise is in the sociology of race and ethnicity, minority experiences of crime and victimisation, and ethno-racial leadership.
Dr. Michael completed her PhD from Keele University on civic leadership in Muslim communities under surveillance, and holds a MA in Criminology and Research Methods from Keele University, and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Law from University College Dublin.
Dr Michael works closely with civil society organisations and public bodies to improve reporting and recording of racist incidents, and to collect data to understand the particular experiences of ethnic minorities of racism in Ireland. In particular her partnership with ENAR Ireland has produced innovative research on reporting as bystander intervention. Recent work with Business in the Community Northern Ireland focused on race equality in Northern Ireland’s workplaces.
She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the Executive Committee of the Sociological Association of Ireland. She also serves as UK Regional Editor for the Irish Journal of Sociology.
Dr Lucy Michael, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, talks about her research into developing systems to monitor racism.