Sarah joined LJMU as a lecturer in Criminology in 2014. Sarah's PhD explored the impact of social media (and other communication technologies) on post-adoption contact between adopted children and their birth relatives. The research looked at the risks and benefits of technological forms of contact and how these methods interact with more traditional forms of communication.
Sarah's main research interests include children and young people's use of the internet and communication technologies, child protection and social work responses, and the criminalisation and victimisation of looked-after children.
Sarah is currently undertaking two QR funded projects. The first explores multi-agency responses to the victimisation and criminalisation of looked-after children. The second explores the lived reality of young people’s experiences of online risk and harm in a coastal resort.
Sarah is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the LJMU Centre for the Study of Crime, Criminalisation and Social Exclusion.
2015, Durham University, United Kingdom, PhD in Applied Social Sciences
2011, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, MA, Research Methodology (Sociology & Social Policy)
2009, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, BA, Criminology & Sociology
Lecturer in Criminology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2014 - present
Tickle SJ, Greenhow S. 2018. Navigating online space: risk and harm experienced by vulnerable children and young people in a coastal resort. The Howard League, Redesigning Justice: Promoting civil rights, trust and fairness
Greenhow SK, Shaw J. 2016. Professional responses to looked-after children who come into contact with the Youth Justice System in the UK Social Work with Youth in Conflict with Law, Inter-University Centre
Greenhow SK. 2015. Post-Adoption Contact in the Facebook Era: Risks and opportunities for adopted children and their families BASPCAN Congress 2015: New Directions in Child Protection and Well-being
Greenhow SK, Meins E, Jones C, Hackett S, Bell M. 2015. Mind-Mindedness in Parents who Adopted Children from the Care System Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)
Greenhow SK. 2013. Chatting Online With My Other Mother: A survey of 101 adoptive parents International Conference of Adoption Research 4 (ICAR4)
Greenhow SK. 2012. Chatting online with my other mother: The emergence of 'virtual contact' Social Work Social Devlopment: Action and Impact
Greenhow SK. The vulnerability of children in state care to exploitation: The challenges of multi-agency responses within a context of austerity. EuroCrim
Greenhow SK, Tickle S. Navigating online risk and harm experienced by vulnerable children in a coastal resort. European Group for the Study of Deviance & Social Control
Fishburn S, Meins E, Greenhow S, Jones C, Hackett S, Biehal N, Baldwin H, Cusworth L, Wade J. 2017. Mind-Mindedness in Parents of Looked After Children Developmental Psychology, 53 :1954-1965 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Shaw J, Greenhow S. Professional perceptions of the care-crime connection: Risk, marketisation and a failing system Criminology & Criminal Justice, :174889581987744-174889581987744 DOI
Greenhow SK. 2014. Chatting online with my other mother: The emergence of ‘virtual contact’ Hessle S. Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The role of social workers :154-159 Ashgate. Surrey
Engagement & Impact
Research Grants Awarded:
QR Research Fund LJMU, Navigating Online space: risk and harm experienced by vulnerable children and young people in a coastal resort., Sarah Greenhow, Grant value (£): 1447.00, Duration of research project: 13 months. 2018
QR Research Fund LJMU, Multi-agency responses to the criminalisation and victimisation of looked-after children., Dr Julie Shaw, Grant value (£): 1,128. 2016