Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

Social Sciences

Department Staff

Louise Grove 003

Dr Louise Grove

Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy
BSc. MRes. Ph.D. Loughborough University

Tel: +44 (0)1509 564017

Location: U3:25


Dr Louise Grove works within the fields of crime prevention, crime science, and green criminology. She welcomes enquiries from potential PhD applicants in these areas.

You can connect with Louise in the following ways:

Twitter: @drlouisegrove

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/louisegrove

Personal website: http://louisegrove.com


Heritage Crime: Progress, Prospects and Prevention was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2014. Drawing on contributions from around the world, the book explores the problem of heritage crime across a range of contexts. Following the completion of this project, we secured a small amount of funding from the University of Helsinki to examine museum security in Finland and the UK.

‘Which burglary security devices work for whom and in what context?’ was a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council for 18 months under the Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ES/K003771/1) from 2013-15, using victim data from the Crime Survey of England and Wales. More information on this project can be found here.

In 2011-12 a collaboration with Newcastle University and the Council for British Archaeology on an English Heritage funded project examined the nature and extent of heritage crime in England. This received significant media coverage, and a summary of the findings is available here.

Earlier research focused on repeat victimisation, culminating in a systematic review commissioned by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention available here.

Current PhD students are researching: violent assault in the night-time economy; application of situational crime prevention techniques to nursing misdemeanours; improving non-invasive detection techniques for heritage thefts.


Louise leads the following modules:

Recent publications

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Department of Social Sciences
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU

Tel: +44 (0)1509 223365