A view of Singleton Campus including Singleton Park and the beach, with the sea stretching into the horizon
A head shot of Phatsi Mabophiwa

Dr Phatsimo Mabophiwa

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 604683
Office - 311
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus


Phatsimo is the Programme Director for Criminology undergraduate studies. She has taught Criminology at Swansea University since 2016 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Children’s rights have always been close to Phatsimo’s heart, her Ph.D was inspired by the young people she worked with over the years, focusing on the rights and responsibilities of children and young people; empirical work that has children’s participation at its core.

Phatsimo currently sits on the Swansea University Council and Senate. She is also a member of the Innovative Youth Justice Group and the Observatory on Human Rights of Children.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Children’s rights
  • Youth Justice
  • Research methods
  • Participatory research

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests
  • Victims and Victimology
  • Foundations in Research
  • Social Science research
  • Media, Crime and Criminal Justice
  •  Youth Justice