Dr Elizabeth Peatfield

School of Justice Studies

Elizabeth-Jane Peatfield is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Liverpool John Moores University. Her research looks at the phenomenon of racial identity and the effect of policy in the presentation of risk within the counter-terrorism narrative. Her current research explores the experiences of Black and Asian police officers focusing on Master status shifts. Her research interests include counter-terrorism policy, race, radicalisation, identity, victimology, and harm. Her latest co-authored journal article is concerned with policy based evidence making in relation to assembling and deconstructing radicalisation in PREVENT (Critical Social Policy, 2017).
Dr Peatfield was instrumental in the creation of the LJMU the Law and Social sciences Foundation which she leads on as well as leading on many other modules throughout the school.


2017, The University of Liverpool, England, PhD
University of Liverpool, England, Masters of Arts with merit
University of Liverpool, England, Bachelor of Arts with honors Psychology and Criminology

Academic appointments

Program Leader Forensic Psychology and Policing, LJMU, LJMU, 2017 - 2018
Program Leader Law and Social Sciences Foundation Program, LJMU, L, 2016 - present

Postgraduate training

Pg Cert, United Kingdom, LJMU, 2018 - 2019

Journal article

Mythen G, Walklate S, Peatfield E-J. 2017. Assembling and deconstructing radicalisation in PREVENT: A case of policy-based evidence making? CRITICAL SOCIAL POLICY, 37 :180-201 DOI Author Url


Peatfield EJ. Race and Radicalisation: Examining the perceptions of counter-radicalisation policy amongst minority groups in Liverpool 8 and 24 Mythen G, Walklate S.

Teaching qualification:

Governance and Ethics Training. 2020

PG Cert. 2019

Editorial boards:

Onati Socio-Legal Series 9 ISSN: 2079-5971), Reviewer, http://opo.iisj.net/. 2020