Portrait of Dr Antony Whitehead Dr Antony Whitehead

a.whitehead@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472712


Before joining the department in August 2004, Antony worked as a Probation Officer for 19 years, in prisons and in the community. In 2000 he gained a PhD from the University of Southampton on masculinity and crime, based on research he did as a prison probation officer. During 2003 he was seconded to the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, where he wrote a theory manual for programme on man to man violence, based on his PhD research. Antony is a keen motorcyclist and a TT Marshall on the Isle of Man.

Teaching Responsibilities

Module co-ordinator for:

  • Crime and Punishment in England 1750 - 1914 (HIB1027)
  • White Collar and Organised Crime (HIB1025)
  • Men, Masculinity and Crime (HHB1046)

Contributions to:

  • Key Ideas in Criminology (HIB1021)
  • Forensic Psychology (HHB1005)
  • The Penal System HHB (1032)

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Antony is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Research in the Social Sciences.

Research interests

Masculinity and crime, violence between men, violence by men to women, sex offenders, homicide, prisons, courts, sentencing, probation practice, risk assessment.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Smithson, H., Christmann, K., Armitage, R., Monchuk, L., Whitehead, A. and Rogerson, M. (2009) Young People’s Involvement in Gangs and Guns in Liverpool University of Huddersfield


Hearn, J. and Whitehead, A. (2006) ‘Collateral damage: men's domestic violence to women seen through men's relations with menProbation Journal , 53 (1), pp. 38-56. ISSN 0264-5505


Whitehead, A (2005) ‘Man to man violence: how masculinity may work as a dynamic risk factorThe Howard Journal of Criminal Justices , 44 (4), pp. 411-422. ISSN 0265-5527