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Dr Mark Hayes

Senior Lecturer

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Mark Hayes


Mark began work as an industrial labourer at British Shipbuilders in Woolston, Southampton. He was made redundant in 1978 and began a degree in Politics at Portsmouth Polytechnic. He was the grateful beneficiary of a free education and gained a doctorate in 1991 from Southampton University. He started teaching at Southampton Institute in 1992. He is from Southampton (Thornhill) and spent the first 36 years of his life living on a council estate, where he developed an unreasonable (and unrequited) affection for his local football team. 

Mark has published widely, including books (monographs/edited), book chapters, journal articles, reviews and journalistic commentary. 

Further information

Mark has taught a variety of modules focused on themes such as political violence, public order, policing, politics, social history, and the media.

He has taught in Canada (Mount Royal and Toronto) and Spain (Santiago de Compostella), and delivered guest lectures and conference papers around the world, including Spain, Canada, USA, Greece, Turkey, Sweden, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Scotland and Ireland.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Criminology

If you are curious about crime and justice with ambitions to shape society, this degree opens career opportunities in a range of roles across prisons and court services, policing, or investigation.

BA (Hons) Criminology and Sociology

This degree helps you develop critical perspectives on social behaviours, exploring justice, crime and inequality, to prepare you for a successful career and make a meaningful contribution to society.

BSc (Hons) Criminal Investigation with Psychology

Understanding the motives behind criminal behaviour is key in investigating crime to explain criminality and to deliver justice.

BSc (Hons) Criminology and Psychology

Explore the world of crime and get behind the psychology of criminology and social justice, on this BPS-accredited degree.