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I joined the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies as a Lecturer in 2014. I teach across all levels of Full Time Undergraduate (FTUG), Distance Learning (DL) and Post Graduate (PG) study. My research interests surround prisons, desistance, working with female offenders and psychology. My current PhD follows on from work conducted for my MSc, which is looking at the role of peer mentoring in the rehabilitation of female offenders at HMP Holloway and the impact it has on the prison regime.

Research Interests

  • Penology and prisons
  • Rehabilitation and desistance
  • Female offenders
  • Peer mentoring
  • Psychology

I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Portsmouth, where my research topic is focusing on the role of peer supporting at HMP Holloway, examining its impact on the prison regime and rehabilitation of female offenders.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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