Camille Stengel

Dr Camille Stengel BA(Hons), MA, PhD, PG Cert

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Key details

Dr Camille Stengel
BA(Hons), MA, PhD, PG Cert

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Camille joined the School of Law and Criminology at Greenwich in November 2017. She holds a Dual PhD in Cultural and Global Criminology as part of the EU-funded Erasmus Mundus programme with the University of Kent in the UK and ELTE University in Hungary (awarded summa cum laude).

Camille is a trained facilitator for the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme, and is co-module leader for the Greenwich module held inside HMP Downview.

Camille has previous worked in a variety of academic and advocacy organisations including London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Harm Reduction International, and the Centre for Addictions Research British Columbia.

Responsibilities within the university

Senior Lecturer in Criminology. 

Co-facilitator of the Inside Out Prison Exchange Programme.


Selected awards:

  • Early Career Researcher Network Fund, 2020
  • Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (co-supervisor), 2019
  • Greenwich Research and Enterprise Early Career Researcher Excellence Award, 2018
  • British Society of Criminology's Women, Crime and Criminal Justice Network Paper Prize, 2018


  • Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy
  • Harm Reduction Journal
  • Health, Risk and Society Journal 
  • Higher Education, Skills and Work Based Learning
  • International Journal of Drug Policy


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, British Society of Criminology, British Educational Research Association

Research / Scholarly interests

Camille's research focuses on the intersections between inequality, criminalisation, stigma and gender. This has included, for example, investigating the challenges of gender-sensitive harm reduction services for women who inject drugs in Eastern Europe, identifying peer-based harm reduction responses for people who use drugs in West Africa, and evaluating prison education experiences in the UK. Her current research project involves a UK partnership with a social justice enterprise and a domestic violence charity to understand the impact of the pandemic-related lockdown on victims of domestic violence and frontline response staff. As part of this research, a response was published by the Human Rights Joint Committee:


Österman, L., Stengel, C., Zampini, G., Bennallick, M. (2018) Turning Gender Inside Out: Delivering higher education in women's carceral spaces. Journal of Prison Education and Reentry. (under review)

Stengel, C. (2018) new drugs and old ideology: The challenges of implementing harm reduction in Hungary for people who inject drugs. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. (under review)

Stengel, C., Mane, F., Guise, A., Pouye, M., Sigrist, M., Rhodes, T. (2018). "They accept me, because I was one of them": formative qualitative research supporting the feasibility of peer-led outreach for people who use drugs in Dakar, Senegal. Harm Reduction Journal, 15(9).

Fitzgibbons, W., Stengel, C. (2017) Women's voice made visible: Photovoice in visual criminology.Punishment and Society. DOI:

Marcellus, L., MacKinnon, K., Benoit, C., Phillips, R., Stengel, C. (2015) Re-envisioning program success for pregnant women with problematic substance use. Qualitative Health Research, 25(4), 500-512.

Stengel, C. (2014) The risk of being 'too honest': drug use, stigma and pregnancy. Health, Risk & Society, 16(1), 36-50.

Benoit, C., Stengel, C., Marcellus, L., Hallgrimsdottir, H., Anderson, J., MacKinnon, K., Phillips, R., Zazueta, P., Charbonneau, S. (2014) Providers' constructions of pregnant and early parenting women who use substances. Sociology of Health & Illness, 26(2), 252-263.

Stengel, C. and Fleetwood, J. (2014). Developing drug policy: gender matters. GDPO Situational Analysis. Cardiff: Global Drug Policy Observatory. Available online at Situation Analysis Gender digital.pdf