Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya

PhD, PGCert, LLM, LLB (Hons), FHEA

Dr Olaoluwa Olusanya

Senior Lecturer

Department of Law & Criminology

Contact Details


Ola is a Senior Lecturer in Law and Principal Investigator and Founder of  the Veterans Legal Link Project https://www.veteranslegallink.org/partners

He has managed grants  totalling £600000 from a variety of funding organisations including the National Lottery Community Development Fund, Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion in order to undertake the Veterans Legal Link project.

He is also the founder of the Award winning Family Legal Advice Clinic https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/lac/employability/lawschoolfamilylegalclinic/

and the founder of the popular and successful Aberystwyth Law and Criminology Journal https://auslcj.wixsite.com/aberlawjournal/contact




Ola's research uses mixed methods and transdisciplinary approaches (criminal law, penology, psychiatry and psychology) to illuminate our understanding of combat and post-deployment reintegration challenges faced by serving soldiers and ex-servicemen and women.

He has a strong track-record of publishing and reviewing Law, Criminology and Behavioural science manuscripts .



Director of Learning and Teaching

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Tuesday 13.00-14.00
  • Friday 11.00-12.00


Olusanya, O 2020, 'Comorbid British veteran offenders: Themes in judges’ sentencing remarks', The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology , vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/14789949.2020.1831576
Olusanya, O 2017, 'The Para-State: An Ethnography of Colombia's Death Squad. By Aldo Civico (University of California Press, 2015, 264 pp., £19.50)', International Criminal Justice Review, vol. 27, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1177/1057567717696720
Olusanya, O 2015, 'Beyond the Banality of Evil: Criminology and Genocide. By A. Brannigan (Oxford University Press, 2013, 261pp. £65.00)', British Journal of Criminology, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 209-211. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azu066
Olusanya, O 2014, Emotions, decision-making and mass atrocities: Through the lens of the macro-micro integrated theoretical model. Taylor & Francis, Farnham.
Olusanya, O 2014, Using the Macro-Micro Integrated Theoretical Model to Understand the Dynamics of Collective Violence. in I Bantekas & E Mylonaki (eds), Criminological Approaches to International Criminal Law. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 222-238.
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