Dr Kelly Mackenzie LLB, PhD

Dr Kelly Mackenzie

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Research Fellow

Contact details

Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Kelly Mackenzie is a Research Fellow working on the Effectiveness of Women’s Centres in England and Wales study. The study aims to improve justice and outcomes for criminal justice involved women.

Kelly has a practice-based background having worked in domestic abuse support prior to joining the University of Birmingham. Kelly is also a member of the organising committee for the Violence Against Women and Girls Research Network (VAWGRN).


  • PhD Law (Southampton)
  • LLB (Southampton)

Postgraduate supervision

Kelly does not currently provide postgraduate supervision. Please refer to the University’s findaphd service for further information.


Current project

Research Interests

Kelly’s research interests are primarily socio-legal and span both law and criminology. She has a sustained interest in the legal system and how our lived experiences are represented within this.

Her personal research interests include sex and gender-based violence (particularly domestic abuse) and experiences of crime and justice.

Other activities

Kelly sits on the organising committee for the VAWGRN and works within the network’s Researcher Development team (including the VAWGRN Early Career Researcher Network and Special Interest Groups).


Mackenzie, K. (2021) ‘Power, control, and Covid-19: Challenges and opportunities in the midst of a global health crisis’ Howard League, ECAN Bulletin. Available online.

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