After studying at the University of Leipzig (Germany) and developing an interest in common law while delivering tutorials on the English Legal System to undergraduates (2009-2013), Astrid chose to gain a deeper understanding of the common law jurisdiction of England and Wales by embarking on the study of law in London. Having gained a First Class Honours in the fast-track LLB at BPP Law School (2013-2015), Astrid then enrolled for the MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice at the Centre of Criminology (2015-2016), which sparked her interest in research on domestic abuse and subsequently led to an MPhil dissertation on the sentencing of female perpetrators of intimate partner abuse (2016-2017) and finally resulted in her taking up a place as a DPhil candidate, now examining the criminal justice response to female perpetrators of domestic abuse. Astrid is completing the DPhil part-time while working full-time as a Manager for Victim Support overseeing the delivery of practical, emotional, and advocacy support to victims of all types of crime in the area of North Buckinghamshire. 

Research Interests

Criminal Law, Comparative Law, Criminology, Domestic Abuse, Feminist Criminology

Research projects