Maggie Is Professor and Head of Department in Sociology & Criminology at University College, Cork Ireland. She has a long history of conducting innovative culture work at the intersections of Sociology, Criminology and Women & Gender Studies. She is leading proponent of participatory action research, biographical and creative methods, including visual, performative and walking methods. Former Chair of ESA Research Network Biographical Perspectives of European Societies, co-founded the SEX Work Research hub and the North East Race, Crime and Justice Network. Research expertise in critical and feminist theory, innovative research methodologies and policy oriented praxis, with social justice at the core of her work. Recent books include: Walking methods:research on the move with Brian Roberts and Imaginitive Criminology;of spaces past, present and future with Lizzie Seal.