Dr Tolulope Eboka


I gained my PhD at the University of Northampton in 2017. Prior to joining Kingston, I was a lecturer at SOAS University of London and Birmingham City University. My areas of research and expertise include criminalization, hate-crime, gender normativity, domestic, and gang-related violence, racial disparity, discrimination, and exclusion. I am a member of the British Society of Criminology and a Senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I am presently working on two projects, questions of Anti-Asian racism, and Experiences of Violent crime in Croydon community.

I am interested in supervising PhD candidates with research projects within my expertise.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Criminology


  • PhD
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


I am currently co-supervisor of a number of PhD theses

  • Ates, Husameddin: "Sunni-Shia relations: A social psychological Analysis".
  • Murfin, Russell: 'The impact and effectiveness of Manchester City's housing policy, 1945-79
  • Khadijatul Kubrah Barau: Challenges and Coping Mechanism: The lived experience of married career women in the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, Nigeria
  • Yenkat Yakubu: The Implications of Boko-Haram insurgency on Ethnic and National sense of belonging among Northern-Nigerian girls and young women.

Areas of specialism

  • Criminilisation
  • domestic, and gang-related violence
  • racial disparity
  • discrimination and exclusion.
  • gender normativity
  • Publications:
  • Eboka, T. (2023), "Child Marriage: The Resilience of the Nigerian Woman", Orton, B. (Ed.) Gendered Perspectives of Restorative Justice, Violence and Resilience: An International Framework (Diverse Perspectives on Creating a Fairer Society), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 107-120. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-80382-383-620231007
  • Eboka, T. (2022). "Decolonising our Pedagogical Approach and Improving Outcomes for all Students". Academia Letters, Article 5304. ISSN:  27719359 https://doi.org/10.20935/AL5304
  • Eboka, T. (2021). "International Students' Experiences of E-learning in UK HEIs during the Covid-19 lockdowns", Youth Voice Journal: Critical youth voices on the Covid 19 pandemic: International perspectives, pp. 9-21. ISBN (ONLINE): 978-1-911634-37-9.
  • Eboka, T. (2019). Fostering student engagement with diverse cohorts: A case study of BAME undergraduate students. In S. Bennett and M. Nie (2019). Academics as Changemakers: Addressing challenges in HE Teaching Contexts (Issue 1). https://www.northampton.ac.uk/ilt/ academics-as-changemakers/
  • Eboka, T., McDonald-Walker, S., Sixsmith, J., & Tucker, F. (2015). Cultural violence against the girl-child in northern Nigeria. Available at: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Cultural-violence-against-the-girl-child-inNigeria-Eboka-McDonald-Walker/c6b6353f7d922f70aa691056786ec16fa5264d10
  • National & International conference contributions:
  • Eboka, T., (October 2021). Invited Guest Speaker- Black History Month: How To Deal With Micro-Aggressions. De Montfort University.
  • Eboka, T., (July 2021). Invited Guest Speaker- Teach meet: Engaging BAME students into educational activities. University of Exeter.
  • Eboka, T., (October 2020). Invited Guest Speaker on Structural Racism: A Futurist Manifesto, at 2020 Black History Month organised by Unity Network, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Aberdeen - Scotland.
  • Eboka, T., (2018) "Gender based Violence in Nigeria"- paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Annual Conference, University of Northampton.
  • Eboka, T., (2016) ‘Psychological impact of child marriage in Nigeria' -paper presented at Children and Young People's Mental Health Conference, University of Northampton.
  • Eboka, T., (2015) "Cultural violence against the girl-child in northern Nigeria"- paper presented at Violence: Children, Family & Society Conference 24-26 June 2015, University of Northampton.

Research student supervision

Main supervision

Other supervision


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Book Section

Eboka, Tolulope (2023) Child marriage : the resilience of the Nigerian woman. In: Orton, Bev, (ed.) Gender perspectives of restorative justice, violence and resilience. An international framework. Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing. pp. 107-120. ISSN (print) 9781803823843

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact


Project: Croydon Lives' - Experiences of violent crime in Croydon (£5000)

Role: Principal Investigator

Funder:  BIG London Innovation

Leadership and management

  • External Examiner - Coventry University: October 2021- September 2025
  • External Examiner (PhD Thesis) - I have led several PhD vivas, with the most recent in December 2021 at the School of Criminology, Sociology and Policing - University of Hull.