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Dr Diana Miranda


Department: Social Sciences

Diana joined Northumbria University in September 2019. Her research is mainly focused on how technologies such as biometrics (ie. photographic, lofoscopic, genetic) and visual surveillance devices (namely body-worn cameras) impact our bodies and identities. She is currently involved in the delivery of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and BSc in Professional Policing.

Prior to this position, Diana was a lecturer in Criminology at Keele University (2017-2019). Previous academic positions were held at the Open University, Birkbeck – University of London, University of Porto, University of Minho and University of Coimbra.

Diana Miranda


  • Sociology PhD January 19 2017
  • Criminology PGDip
  • Sociology BA (Hons)

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Identifying suspicious bodies?, Miranda, D. 16 Mar 2020, In: Surveillance & Society
  • Book review: Anastasia Chamberlen, Embodying Punishment: Emotions, Identities, and Lived Experiences in Women’s Prisons, Miranda, D. 28 Aug 2019, In: Theoretical Criminology
  • Photographing prisoners, Miranda, D., Machado, H. 1 Nov 2018, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Improving postpartum care delivery and uptake by implementing context specific interventions in four countries in Africa, Djellouli, N., Mann, S., Nambiar, B., Meireles, P., Miranda, D., Barros, H., Y Bocoum, F., Yaméogo, W., Yaméogo, C., Belemkoabga, S., Tougri, H., Coulibaly, A., Kouanda, S., Mochache, V., Mwakusema, O., Irungu, E., Gichangi, P., Dembo, Z., Kadzakumanja, A., Timóteo, J., Cossa, M., de Melo, M., Griffin, S., Osman, N., Foia, S., Ogbe, E., Duysburgh, E., Colbourn, T. Nov 2017, In: BMJ Global Health
  • Ler a criminalidade pelo corpo, Miranda, D. 11 Sep 2017, Genética e Cidadania, Edições Afrontamento
  • Criminal investigation through the eye of the detective, Miranda, D. 26 Oct 2015, In: Surveillance & Society
  • Machado, Helena; Prainsack, Barbara (2014), Miranda, D. 1 Sep 2015, In: Revista Critica de Ciencias Sociais
  • Fronteiras de desigualdade e o controlo sem fronteiras, Miranda, D. 2014, Cadernos Mateus DOC 05 “Fronteira”, Vila Real, Instituto Internacional Casa de Mateus

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Biometrics and Identity; Identification Technologies; BWCs and Facial Recognition; Surveillance and Policing; Ethical Practice; Forensics and STS; Visual and Digital Criminology; Prisons and Stigma; research methods



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