Dr. Maria Ttofi

University Lecturer in Psychological Criminology

Data Protection Officer for Criminology

BA 2000, BA 2005, MPhil 2006, PhD 2009

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Dr Maria M. Ttofi is a Life Member of Clare Hall College. She also served as a Junior Research Fellow (2011-12) and a Title C Official Fellow (2012-17) at Wolfson College. She is interested in the development of conduct problems, crime, and violence through the life course. Earlier research has focused on highly aggressive and victimized children; the long-term impact of negative childhood experiences on mental health and offending behavior in adult life; and early prevention and intervention research against youth aggression and victimization. She works closely with Professor David Farrington and she is the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development.

For her contributions to psychological criminology and intervention research, she was awarded the 2009 Nigel Walker Prize (Cambridge University), 2012 Young Scholar Award of the European Association of Psychology and Law as well as the 2012 Early Career Award of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Previous post-doctoral fellowships and research projects have been supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Newton Trust, the British Academy, the US National Institute of Justice, and the Jacobs Foundation.

Maria is part of the Violence Research Centre. She teaches research methods, criminological and legal psychology, crime prevention and, in the past, systematic reviews and meta-analysis (for the SSRMC; 2011-14).