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Dr Carrie Myers

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Sociology

Contact Information


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D620, Rhind Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Dr Carrie-Anne Myers joined City in 2006 as a lecturer in Criminology and Sociology. After completing, at the London School of Economics, an Economic and Social Research (ESRC)-funded PhD on School Violence and Bullying, she spent two years at the University of Surrey as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the UK Observatory for the Promotion of Non-Violence. She worked on projects that included: 'Violence Reduction in Schools', with the DfES, 'The Mental Health of Young Offenders', with the Prison Service, 'An Evaluation of Anti-Bullying Websites', 'An Evaluation of Peer Support to Reduce School Bullying' and 'An Assessment of the School Climate to Measure Fear of School and the Efficacy of Peer Support'.

She has taught at both undergraduate and Masters level at Brunel, Goldsmiths, LSE and Surrey.

Her research specialisms are primarily in the fields of youth crime, bullying and victimisation processes. She has published extensively on these topics in a range of journals and book chapters.

She is a member of the British Society of Criminology and country co-ordinator of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence (ENSEC). Her latest book, co-edited with Helen Cowie, is Bullying Among University Students, published by Routledge in 2016.


  1. PhD in Sociology with a research specialism in Criminology, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, 2004
  2. MSc Criminology, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, 1998
  3. BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, 1997


  1. Senior Lecturer, City, University of London, 2016 – present
  2. Lecturer, City, University of London, 2006 – 2016
  3. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, EIHMS, University of Surrey, 2004 – 2006


Current Research

Dr Myers is currently carrying out research into sexual violence in schools and on university campuses. Her recent co-authored book, Bullying Among University Students is the first edited collection looking at this phenomenon. She is currently working on an edited collection with Professor Helen Cowie, “School Bullying and Mental Health: Risks, Intervention and Prevention”, which is the lead book for an international Routledge Series, “The Mental Health and Well-being of Children and Adolescents”.

Research Specialisms

Childhood, Youth and Adolescence
Gender and Feminist Criminology
School Violence and (Cyber) Bullying
Victims, Victimology and Criminal Justice Policy
Violence and Victimisation processes

PhD Supervision

Dr Myers would be interested in supervising PhDs in any of her specialist areas and welcomes informal enquiries from potential doctoral students

Research Students

Holly Powell-Jones

Thesis title: Young People, Cyber-criminality and Law Breaking

Rashid Aziz

Thesis title: British Asian Muslim Males and the Negotiation of Leisure and Marriage

Sue Brown

Thesis title: “Breaking through the ranks: how senior women police officers in England and Wales make sense of their experience of ascending the hierarchy and becoming an ACPO rank officer”


  1. Myers, C.A. and Cowie, H. (2017). Bullying at University: The Social and Legal Contexts of Cyberbullying Among University Students. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48(8), pp. 1172–1182. doi:10.1177/0022022116684208.
  2. Myers, C.A. and Cowie, H. (2013). University students' views on bullying from the perspective of different participant roles. Pastoral Care in Education, 31(3), pp. 251–267. doi:10.1080/02643944.2013.811696.

Books (2)

  1. Cowie, H. and Myers, C.-.A. (2017). School Bullying and Mental Health Risks, intervention and prevention. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-134-97743-7.
  2. Cowie, H. and Myers, C.A. (2015). Bullying among university students: Cross-national perspectives. ISBN 978-1-317-61123-3.

Chapters (8)

  1. Cowie, H. and Myers, C.A. (2015). Epilogue: What can be done? Bullying Among University Students: Cross-national Perspectives (pp. 207–210). ISBN 978-1-317-61123-3.
  2. Cowie, H. and Myers, C.A. (2015). What we know about bullying and cyberbullying among university students. Bullying Among University Students: Cross-national Perspectives (pp. 3–14). ISBN 978-1-317-61123-3.
  3. Myers, C.A. (2014). Bullying as Abuse. In Taylor, W., Earle, R. and Hester, R. (Eds.), Youth Justice Handbook Theory, Policy and Practice (pp. 50–60). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-82175-5.
  4. Myers, C.A. (2013). Schoolbags at dawn. Gender and Justice: New Concepts and Approaches (pp. 60–75). ISBN 978-1-84392-612-2.
  5. Hutson, N. and Myers, C.A. (2013). ‘Bad Girls’ or ‘Mad Girls’ – The coping mechanism of female young offenders. Gender and Justice: New Concepts and Approaches (pp. 147–164). ISBN 978-1-84392-612-2.
  6. Cowie, H., Bauman, S., Coyne, I., Myers, C., Pörhölä, M. and Almeida, A. (2013). Cyberbullying amongst university students: An emergent cause for concern? Cyberbullying through the New Media: Findings from an International Network (pp. 165–177). ISBN 978-0-203-79907-9.
  7. Myers, C.A. and Cowie, H. What we know about school bullying. School Bullying and Mental Health: Risks, Intervention and Prevention (pp. 3–11). New York: Routledge.
  8. Myers, C.A. Boundaries of Bullying: When does bullying behaviour become criminal? In Cowie, H. and Myers, C.A. (Eds.), School Bullying and Mental Health: Risks, Intervention and Prevention (pp. 27–35). New York: Routledge.

Journal articles (8)

  1. Cowie, H., Myers, C.A. and Aziz, R. (2017). Does diversity in society inevitably lead to a rise in xenophobia among children and young people? International Journal of Emotional Education, 9(2), pp. 90–99.
  2. Myers, C.A. and Cowie, H. (2016). How can we prevent and reduce bullying amongst university students? International Journal of Emotional Education, 8(1), pp. 109–119.
  3. Cowie, H., Huser, C. and Myers, C.A. (2014). The Use of participatory methods in researching the experiences of children and young people. Croatian Journal of Education, 16(SPEC. EDITION 2), pp. 51–66.
  4. Myers, C.A. and Cowie, H. (2014). Bullying amongst University Students in the UK. The International Journal of Emotional Education, 6(1), pp. 66–75.
  5. Thornham, H. and Myers, C.A. (2012). Architectures of youth: visibility, agency and the technological imaginings of young people. Social and Cultural Geography, 13(7), pp. 783–800. doi:10.1080/14649365.2012.726637.
  6. Myers, C.A. and Thornham, H. (2012). Youthful 'fictions', creative 'journeys' and potential strategies of resistance. Media, Culture and Society, 34(2), pp. 228–237. doi:10.1177/0163443711431203.
  7. Cowie, H., Hutson, N., Jennifer, D. and Myers, C.A. (2008). Taking stock of violence in UK schools - Risk, regulation, and responsibility. EDUCATION AND URBAN SOCIETY, 40(4), pp. 494–505. doi:10.1177/0013124508316039.
  8. Cowie, H., Hutson, N., Oztug, O. and Myers, C. (2008). The impact of peer support schemes on pupils' perceptions of bullying, aggression and safety at school. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 13(1), pp. 63–71. doi:10.1080/13632750701814708.



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