John O Keefe

The Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing is delighted to announce that John O'Keeffe (University of Leicester) will be joining the Centre as a Visiting Scholar.

John O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Law, and Broadcaster. He has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Centre in Crime, Justice & Policing at the University of Birmingham where he brings his years of expertise to our multidisciplinary team. John has taught on the Forensic Doctoral programme(s) in the School of Psychology in Birmingham and is engaged in various research projects in the Centre, one of which is looking at political prosecutions.

He is currently Director, Colleges of Criminology & Psychology at City Colleges, Dublin and is formerly Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin where he was Adjunct Faculty. John has also holds Honorary Visiting Fellowships in the Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour at the University of Leicester and Dept. of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is currently Press Secretary of the Police Federation in Ireland (Garda Representative Association) as well as Associate Editor of the Garda Review. He is also a Director of the charity, AdVIC (Advocates for the Victims of Homicide). 

A graduate of University College Dublin, UWE Bristol, London Met. University and the University of Cambridge, John is a life member of Homerton College, Cambridge. He is also an Associate Member of Exeter College, Oxford and has been awarded a Doctoratus in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) from Trinity College, Dublin.  

John appears regularly on television and radio in Ireland where he acts as an expert on victims rights, criminology and forensic psychology.