Dr John O'Keeffe



Email: jok3@le.ac.uk

Brief Biography


John O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Forensic Psychologist and a broadcaster. He is graduate of University College Dublin, UWE Bristol, LMU and a double graduate of Cambridge University where he is a life member of Homerton College. He holds a Doctoratus in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) from Trinity College, Dublin.

He was an Assistant Professor (Adj.) in the School of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin and is currently Director, Colleges of Criminology & Psychology at City Colleges, Dublin and a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law where he teaches on the Bar & Solicitors' Entrance Examinations. He was recently awarded an Honorary Visiting Fellowship in the Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour at the University of Leicester and appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Dept. of Sociology, University of Leeds. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow, Dept. of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is a Director and formerly Chief Executive of AdVIC in Ireland – Advocates for the Victims of Homicide.

John also works as a broadcaster and journalist (Associate Editor of The Police Review) and has written extensively on issues relating to crime. He regularly appears on Irish and UK television and radio where he speaks on various matters related to victims rights, criminal law, criminology and forensic psychology.


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