Dr Giulia Zampini BA, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Key details

Dr Giulia Zampini
BA, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

With eight years experience as a teacher and researcher in the social sciences, I have always had a keen interest in studying how policy is made and in whose interests. My PhD thesis was a comparative discussion of understandings and uses of evidence in drug and prostitution policy.

While at Greenwich, I developed a passion for delivering higher education in prison, and I am a trained facilitator of the Inside Out Prison Exchange Programme.

I am currently running a multi-media, participatory research project looking at the relationship between people, dancefloors and drugs. Before coming to academia, I worked in harm reduction services and drug policy advocacy.


Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology
  • Programme Leader for the BSc Criminology & Criminal Psychology degree

Research / Scholarly interests

Drug policy; prostitution policy; evidence-based policy; the policy process; governance; the relationship between law, morality and ideology; qualitative comparative analysis; network analysis.


Zampini, G. F, (2014), Governance versus government: drug consumption rooms in Australia and the UK, The International Journal on Drug Policy, 25(5), pp. 978–984.