Dr Myrna Papadouka


Dr Myrna Papadouka
NameDr Myrna Papadouka
Job titleDirector of Programmes - Law and Social Sciences
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressM.Papadouka@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4060-4488
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Myrna Papadouka is Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology. She joined the Department of Law and Social Sciences (former Department of Sociology and Criminology) at Middlesex University in September 2018 and since her appointment has held the position of Programme Leader for BA Criminology programme (2020-2021) and has been the Programme Leader for MSc in Cybercrime and Digital Investigations programme since September 2021.

Her research interests include organized crime, human trafficking, drugs in the Dark Net and conventional markets, big data and text analysis methodologies. 

Prior to joining the institute she worked as a Research Consultant – Business Analyst at the London Borough of Camden, as a Research Support Advisor at the University of Cambridge and Research Analyst in Organised Crime at the National Security and Resilience Studies group at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

Myrna holds a PhD in Sociology from University of North Texas, USA, where her dissertation examined the discourse surrounding the issue of human trafficking by journalists and their audiences from a variety of British online newspapers by applying big data techniques. She also holds an MSc in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research from the University of Surrey, UK and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece. 

Teaching

Current Teaching: 

3rd year CRM3270/ CRM3271 Dissertation (co-module leader)

Master’s level CRM4615 Cybercrime and Society (module leader)

Master’s level CRM4630 Text Mining and Analysis (module leader)

Previous Teaching:

·       1st year CRM1277 Quantitative Investigation of crime (module leader)

·       1st year CRM1420 Skills and Methods (seminar tutor)

·       1st year CRM1400 Crime in Social Context (co-module leader)

·       2nd year SOC2270 Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (co-module leader)

·       2nd year CRM2280 Cybercrime in Contemporary Criminology (seminar tutor)

·       3rd year CRM3580 Dissertation (module leader)

·       3rd year CRM3287 Transnational Crime (seminar tutor)

·       Master’s level CRM4810 Researching Cybercrime (module leader)

Employment

Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology
Middlesex University
01 Sept 2018

Education and qualifications

Grants

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

Factors influencing burglary and home security measures in England and Wales

Bankiewicz, U. and Papadouka, M. 2024. Factors influencing burglary and home security measures in England and Wales. European Journal of Criminology. 21 (2), pp. 274-300. https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708231182777

Uncovering trends in human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities: a natural language processing approach to UNODC SHERLOC database

Papadouka, M. 2023. Uncovering trends in human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities: a natural language processing approach to UNODC SHERLOC database. Antigone Journal. 5.

Organised crime and illicit trade in Europe [Conference Report]

Papadouka, M. and Haenlein, C. 2017. Organised crime and illicit trade in Europe [Conference Report]. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.

Agenda setting and active audiences in online coverage of human trafficking

Papadouka, M., Evangelopoulos, N. and Ignatow, G. 2016. Agenda setting and active audiences in online coverage of human trafficking. Information, Communication & Society. 19 (5), pp. 655-672. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1139615
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