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Biography Kay Brady has worked in a variety of areas; in areas such as substance misuse, harm reduction and domestic abuse.

Kay joined the University of Hull in 2003 and has taught on a range of themes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research and interests are around substance use and harm reduction, domestic abuse, homelessness and also mature students within Higher Education.

She currently sits on the Board of Directors for a large project which supports and houses victims of domestic violence.

Within the School of Criminology, Sociology & Policing Kay is the Director for Education and Student Experience.

Current PhD supervision:

Lived experiences of the homeless LGBTQ community.

Victims or Offenders: Has the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ in the UK motivated Female University Students to Online Sex Work on OnlyFans?

A review of Crime Prevention strategies for gambling related offences looking at behavioural patterns and the cost of crime.

COMPLETED June 2023 - Dissociation as an emotion-regulation defence mechanism: an exploration of adjustment to prison life through the lens of the dissociating young male prisoner.
Research Interests Drugs and drug use
Sex workers (SSWs)
Homelessness
Mature students within Higher Education
Teaching and Learning Kay currently teaches core research methods modules for Criminology students. She delivers an option module at Level 6 around her research of drugs and drug use.