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Prof Tanya Wyatt


Department: Social Sciences

Tanya joined the University of Northumbria in October of 2010.

Previously, for nearly five years, she was a deputy sheriff and police officer, which included working in a maximum-security county jail and patrolling a small town. Tanya then served for two years as a United States Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. During that time, she wrote grants and designed programs to prevent the trafficking of women.


  • Criminology PhD July 01 2005
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts FRSA 2017
  • Full Member British Society of Criminology (BSC) 2014
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2011

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Economy Versus Environment, Davies, P., Hernandez, M., Wyatt, T. Mar 2019, In: Critical Criminology
  • Corruption and wildlife crime, Musing, L., Harris, L., Williams, A., Parry-Jones, R., van Uhm, D., Wyatt, T. Feb 2019
  • Utilising Principles of Earth Jurisprudence to Prevent Environmental Harm, Lampkin, J., Wyatt, T. 21 Jan 2019, In: Critical Criminology
  • Scoping research on the sourcing of pet dogs from illegal importation and puppy farms 2016-17, Wyatt, T., Maher, J., Biddle, P. 9 Nov 2017
  • Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Three Case Studies Involving Asia, Wyatt, T., Johnson, K., Hunter, L., George, R., Gunter, R. 15 Aug 2017, In: Asian Journal of Criminology
  • International trade in animals and animal parts, Maher, J., Wyatt, T. 12 Jul 2017, The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies, Palgrave
  • Introduction, Hall, M., Maher, J., Nurse, A., Potter, G., South, N., Wyatt, T. 25 Nov 2016, Greening Criminology in the 21st Century, Taylor & Francis
  • The Role of Denial in the 'Theft of Nature': Comparing Biopiracy and Climate Change, Wyatt, T., Brisman, A. 14 Sep 2016, In: Critical Criminology
  • The Conceptual Compatibility Between Green Criminology and Human Security: A Proposed Interdisciplinary Framework for Examinations into Green Victimisation, Cao Ngoc, A., Wyatt, T. Sep 2016, In: Critical Criminology
  • A comparative analysis of wildlife trafficking in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Wyatt, T. 11 Jul 2016, In: Journal of Trafficking, Organized Crime and Security

PGR Supervision

  • Ekaterina Gladkova Start: 01/01/2018
  • Kelly Johnson Start: 11/10/2018
  • Alison Hutchinson Start: 01/10/2018
  • Lisa Potter Start: 10/04/2017


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