Leo Kritikos (LLB (Hons), MSc (Dist.))

Thesis title: Lifetime experiences of (in)security of LGBTQ+ people over 60 in the city of Edinburgh


Leo (he/him) was born in Greece, but moved to Scotland when he was eighteen to study law at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

In the penultimate year of his undergraduate studies, he re-evaluated his initial plan of practicing as a criminal lawyer and he started thinking actively about pursuing a career in academia and research.

After a year of work experience in private law, as an intern and, subsequently, a paralegal, he left his job to pursue a master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Edinburgh.

In 2021 he secured a scholarship by the University of Edinburgh's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS) to pursue a PhD in criminology, which he started in September 2021. Leo is now in the final year of his PhD.


LLB Scots & English Law (Hons), University of Strathclyde

MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Edinburgh

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor in Criminal Law (Ordinary) (2022-23 and 2023-24)

Tutor in Introduction to Global crime and Justice (2022-23 and 2023-24)

Tutor in Introduction to Criminology (2022-23)

Tutor in Evidence (Ordinary) (2022-23)


Current research interests

fear of victimisation; hate crime; queer criminology; security studies; urban spaces; social geography; participatory methods

Affiliated research centres