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Your staff profile is made up of information taken from systems including Pure and Subscribe.  This page explains how to update each section of your profile.

Dr Christopher Hamerton

 LLB(Hons), MA, BCL (Oxon), PhD (Soton), FRAI, FLS

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo 
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


Chris Hamerton first taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Southampton in the late 1990s, and following a brief hiatus of eighteen years as a Senior Lecturer in London, returned to the university in 2018.  Educated at the universities of Southampton and Oxford, he holds degrees in law, criminal justice, and history.  In addition, he is a Barrister of the Middle Temple, and an elected Fellow of both the Royal Anthropological Institute and the Linnean Society of London.

An interdisciplinary and comparative scholar, Chris’s research primarily focuses on socio-legal and criminological perspectives with an emphasis on the formation and development of criminal law, criminal justice policy and process, and the attainment and dénouement of civil liberties and human rights.  He has a particular interest in episodes of social change and conflict, organisational deviance and corruption - including the impact of technology on these areas. 

Over the course of his career Chris has undertaken various research projects, including large-scale international comparative studies on cybercrime and corporate crime.  He is the author of a number of books, including, The Making of Criminal Justice Policy (2014, Routledge), White-Collar Crime Online (2021, Palgrave Macmillan), Privatising Criminal Justice (2022, Routledge), Corporate Compliance: Crime, Convenience and Control (2022, Palgrave Macmillan), Devilry, Deviance, and Public Sphere (2022, Palgrave Macmillan), Lawyer Roles in Knowledge Work (2023, Intersentia), and, Corporate Social License: A Study in Legitimacy, Conformance, and Corruption (2023, Palgrave Macmillan).       

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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