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Professor Anne-Marie Kilday

Professor Anne-Marie Kilday was educated at the University of St Andrews before completing her DPhil in History at the University of Strathclyde. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the British Academy, the Wellcome Trust and the ESRC. She has been teaching at Oxford Brookes since 2001. Professor Kilday is now the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences after being Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer in the Faculty for a number of years. Anne-Marie is also Chief External Examiner for Kellog College, University of Oxford.

In 2014 Professor Kilday was awarded ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’ in the annual Oxford Brookes Students’ Union Teaching Awards.


Professor Kilday works on:

    • The history of crime, gender and punishment since the early modern period in both European and global contexts, with particular reference to crimes of violence.
    • The history of crime in Britain in the eighteenth century, with a particular emphasis on gender and crime, and gender specific crimes such as infanticide, along with more comparative interests in violent and non-violent criminality in terms of national and regional trend variations in the early modern period.
    • The history of punishment in Europe in the early modern period, reflecting interests in the development of attitudes towards certain types of crime and certain types of criminals and how they were punished both by the authorities, and by the society of the day.


Professor Kilday is on the editorial board of the e-journal Crimes and Misdemeanours: Deviance and the Law in Historical Perspective.

Membership of Professional Bodies

British Society of Criminology

Social History Society

Higher Education Academy

SSHA Criminal Justice / Legal History Network