Dr Matt Long


  • University Teacher in Criminology and Sociology

Matt Long is a University Teacher in Criminology and Sociology. Matt teaches on a number of undergraduate modules across disciplines and has research interests in the field of the sociology of sport, race and religion. He is currently undertaking research into safeguarding in sport in light of the high profile Whyte Review in gymnastics and Quinlan Review in track and field.

As well as his teaching and research interests Matt makes an active contribution to University life as an Associate Chaplain working with Deacon Jan Sutton through the Centre for Faith and Spirituality. Additionally as an England Team Coach in Athletics who went to the Commonwealth Games Development Camp last summer, he works with athletes based at the University and in the wider Loughborough Community.  

For the academic year 2022-23 Matt is teaching the following:
Semester 1:
SSA201 Introducing Criminology
SSB201 Criminological Theory
Semester 2:
SSA203 Becoming a criminologist
SSB211 The criminal justice system in England and Wales
SS033 Sociological Futures
SSC212 Poverty, pay and living standards
SSB021 Inequalities across the life course

Matt's recent recent publications include the following papers:

  • Mahoney, I., Teague, K. , Long, M. and Winder, B., 2021. Populist and vindictive constructions of sexual offending against children, pluralities of violence, and the implications for criminal and social justice. Archiwum Kryminologii (Archives of Criminology). ISSN 0066-6890 Long, M.S. (2020)
  • Long, M. The familiar stranger of mental health, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 15 No. 4, pp. 237-247.

During his career Matt has authored the following books:

  • Long, M. and Hopkins-Burke, R. (2015) Vandalism and Anti-Social Behaviour. London. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Senior, P., Crowther-Dowey, C. and Long, M. (2007) Understanding Modernisation in Criminal Justice. Berkshire Open University Press.

Forthcoming publications:

Matt is currently authoring a chapter in a forthcoming Policy Press edited book entitled ‘Hate Crime in Football’, due for publication in 2023.