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Prof Paul Stretesky


Department: Social Sciences

ADSS_Staff _Paul -Stretesky _Professor -CriminologyHe currently coedits the Ashgate book series entitled Green Criminology with University of South Florida Professor Michael J. Lynch. Professor Stretesky has published over 70 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters on environmental justice, crime and violence. Both government and non-profit organizations have funded his research.

Professor Stretesky lectures on criminological theory, statistics, environmental justice and environmental crime.  


Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Paul B. Stretesky is Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at Northumbria University located in Newcastle, UK. He received his PhD from The Florida State University and studies green criminology, food insecurity, and environmental justice. His research has been funded by research, government and non-profit organizations. Professor Stretesky has co-authored eight books and published over 100 peer reviewed research articles. He lectures on research methods, statistics, crime and social justice. Stretesky is Associate Director of the Healthy Living Lab ( where he works with other interdisciplinary researchers to study public health interventions related to childhood food insecurity and holiday hunger.

  • Holiday Hunger and Food Insecurity; Green Criminology; Environmental Justice; Research Methods & Statistics

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Examining the Relationship Between Child Holiday Club Attendance and Parental Mental Wellbeing, Long, M., Stretesky, P., Crilley, E., Sattar, Z., Defeyter, M. 16 Apr 2021, In: Public Health in Practice
  • Holiday Hunger in the UK: Local Responses to Childhood Food Insecurity, Long, M., Defeyter, M., Stretesky, P. 4 Aug 2021
  • Mental Well-Being in UK Higher Education During Covid-19: Do Students Trust Universities and the Government?, Defeyter, M., Stretesky, P., Long, M., Furey, S., Reynolds, C., Porteous, D., Dodd, A., Mann, E., Kemp, A., Fox, J., McAnallen, A., Concalves, L. 26 Apr 2021, In: Frontiers in Public Health
  • Suitability of Legacy Subsurface Data for Nascent Geoenergy Activities Onshore United Kingdom, Ireland, M., Brown, R., Wilson, M., Stretesky, P., Kingdon, A., Davies, R. 15 Jun 2021, In: Frontiers in Earth Science
  • The Map of Need: Identifying and predicting the spatial distribution of financial hardship in Scotland’s Veteran Community, Kiernan, M., Rodrigues, M., Mann, E., Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M. 4 Mar 2021, In: BMJ Military Health
  • Climate Change, Temperature, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities, 1895-2015, Lynch, M., Stretesky, P., Long, M. Jan 2020, In: Weather, Climate, and Society
  • Food insecurity in advanced capitalist nations: A review, Long, M., Gonçalves, L., Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M. 1 May 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Holiday Clubs as Community Organizations, Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M., Long, M., Sattar, Z., Crilley, E. May 2020, In: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • Holiday hunger and parental stress: Evidence from North East England, Stretesky, P., Defeyter, M., Long, M., Ritchie, L., Gill, D. 19 May 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Shale Gas Development and Community Distress: Evidence from England, Aryee, F., Szolucha, A., Stretesky, P., Short, D., Long, M., Ritchie, L., Gill, D. 14 Jul 2020, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Professional Activity

PGR Supervision

  • Sarah Lea An Explorative Study Providing a Deeper Understanding of the Lived Experiences of Children Attending HAF Funded Holiday Clubs within Gateshead. Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • Feizel Aryee Psychosocial Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in Lancashire, England Start Date: 07/09/2017 End Date: 24/03/2021
  • Ruth McKie Rebranding the Climate Change Counter Movement: A Critical Examination of Organisational Messages through a Criminological and Political Economic Lens. Start Date: 07/10/2014 End Date: 31/01/2018


  • Criminology PhD September 01 1997
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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