Biography

Dr. Maria Ttofi

University Lecturer in Psychological Criminology, Director of the Ph.D. Programme


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Biography

Dr Maria M. Ttofi holds a B.A. in Educational Sciences, a Minor in Psychology and another B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cyprus. She joined Clare Hall College, University of Cambridge, in 2005 to study for her graduate studies in criminology (MPhil in Criminological Research and a PhD in Criminology). She is interested in the development of conduct problems, crime and violence through the life course. Earlier research has focused on highly aggressive and/or victimized youth; the long-term association of negative early life experiences with poor health and psychosocial indices; and early intervention research against youth aggression and youth victimization (see 'Research' and 'Publications'). For her contributions to psychological criminology and intervention research, she was awarded the 2009 Nigel Walker Prize (Cambridge University, 2009), 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/current 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. She is Fellow of Wolfson College, Director of the Institute of Criminology PhD Programme, and the Institute's co-ordinator (along with Professor Gelsthorpe) for Transferable Skills and Researcher Development Programmes.