Dr. Victoria Silverwood

Criminologist, Researcher and Writer

Dr Victoria Silverwood
lives in Cardiff and is a lecturer in Criminology and freelance researcher.



Victoria has developed a niche as a researcher of professional ice hockey.   

While completing her MSc dissertation in the legitimisation of violence in ice hockey, she won a prestigious PhD studentship at Cardiff University funded by the ESRC.  Her academic work focuses on crime, deviance, leisure, violence, sports, culture, identity, innovative research methods and conflict resolution. 

In 2015 Victoria successfully completed her PhD entitled "Five for Fighting: The Culture and Practice of Legitimised Violence in Professional Ice Hockey".  She is currently transforming the thesis into a book for publication.