Amy Cortvriend

PhD Candidate in Criminology, University of Manchester
Border Criminologies


Amy is a PhD candidate in criminology at The University of Manchester. Her research focuses on the victimisation of refugees and asylum seekers. In particular, the project explores how experiences of victimisation shape psychological stress and coping mechanisms. This project is funded by a University of Manchester scholarship. Prior to her PhD, Amy completed her MRes in Criminology at The University of Manchester, winning the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice Chairs’ Prize for the Most Outstanding Postgraduate Criminology Dissertation 2017. She also holds a first class BA (Hons) in Criminology from The University of Manchester. Amy has since published one of her undergraduate essays in The Manchester Review of Law, Crime and Ethics.

Research projects & programmes

Border Criminologies