Correia, Sara Giro

Correia,  Sara Giro
Start date:
October 2015
Research Topic:
Cybercrime and Fraud Victimisation in Wales
Research pathway:
Research Supervisor:
Prof Stuart Macdonald
Supervising school:
College of Law and Criminology,
Primary funding source:
ESRC Studentship

Sara Correia is a Ph.D. researcher within the Cyber Threats Intelligence Centre (CyTIC) at Swansea University’s Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. Sara is undertaking an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project to profile fraud and cybercrime victims, in collaboration with the Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit. Her research interests include the ethics of Internet research, digital criminology, digital inequality and policing. Sara holds a BSc in Politics and International Relations and a Graduate Diploma and Law. She has also undertaken an MSc by Research on counter-terrorism policing. In addition, she has worked as a researcher within industry and academia, has interned with the UK’s Home Office and is a tutor in both Law and Criminology. In her spare time, she produces and co-presents the Cyber Law and Security Podcast.

Selected Publications

Blakeborough, L. & Correia, S. (2018). Developing understanding of the scale, nature and impacts of fraud on individuals and businesses. Home Office.

Awan, I., & Correia, S. (2015). Engaging with the Muslim community in Cardiff: A Study of the impact of counter terrorism research. Fieldwork in Religion. (Upcoming)

Awan, I., & Correia, S. (2014). Terrorism Research: Understanding Muslim Communities. Criminal Justice Matters, 96(1), 24-25. doi:10.1080/09627251.2014.926069

Selected Conference Presentations

Correia, S. & Watkin, A. (2018). Regulating social media: due process and tactical displacement. Paper presented at the Society for Terrorism Research Postgraduate Conference, Swansea University, Swansea.

Correia, S. (2017). Criminal justice responses to cybercrime in Wales: Working in partnership to help victims.. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime & Cybersecurity, India International Centre, New Delhi.

Correia, S. (2017). Fraud, computer crimes and the ‘4Ps’: national policy & local response. Paper presented at the European Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Cardiff University. Cardiff.