Personal profile

Summary

I am an experienced Academic and Offender Manager , working within both the public and private sectors. I currently work within the Probation Service based within the Community. However, I have previously worked within a Category B (Local) and Category C establishments .
 
Proven history of quality risk management and rehabilitative support working with adult males over the age of 18.
 
Within these roles , I have managed a case load of both remand and sentenced prisoners.
 
Managing cases that are assessed as:
  • Very High Risk of Serious Harm
  • Low Risk of Serious Harm
As part of my role within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, I case managed a number of complex cases of individuals who had diagnosed Mental Health difficulties or presented as showing symptoms of disorder.
 
I also specialised and managed males convicted of sexual offending . As part of this, I completed the additional training to complete structured interventions such as the New Me MOT toolkit to enhance the treatment completed as part of interventions.
 
I am also trained to complete OASys assessments , and have been signed off as being a competent assessor, along with also being trained to complete SARA assessments on individuals convicted of domestic abuse or individuals who have been victims of domestic abuse.
 
Within my role, I held additional duties such as being the single point of contact for the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway.
 
This led me to further develop my theoretical knowledge and practice, to meet the needs of the prisoner, whilst also supporting and encouraging a trauma informed approach to management .
Due to the nature of these role, I have undertaken specific training during my employment.
 
I have however, got a strong academic background. I completed a MSc in Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth , specialising in the link between Personality Disorder and Male Violent & Sexual Offending.
 
Prior to this, I completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Within this, I specialised in the Effects of Imprisonment on Males within the United Kingdom and United States.
 
Academically I am currently employed at Arden University as an Associate Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice. I teach across the undergraduate single and joint honours degrees.
 
In addition to my responsibilities at Arden, I am also employed at Bath Spa University as an Associate Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, within this role, I mark assignments completed by students across the sociology and criminology cohort.

Research Interests

  • Penology 
  • Criminal Justice 
  • Male Offending Behaviour 
  • Violent Offending 
  • Mental Health and Criminal Justice

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 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Criminology

20232029

Master of Science, Criminal Psychology and Criminal Justice

20192021

BA (Hons), Criminology and Criminal Justice

20162019

External positions

Visiting Lecturer - Criminology, University of Law

1 Feb 2024 → …

Associate Lecturer in Criminology, Arden University

5 Dec 2023 → …

Associate Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Bath Spa University

20 Nov 2023 → …

Probation Service Officer , Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

22 May 2023 → …

Prison Offender Manager, G4S Care and Justice Services

1 Aug 202221 May 2023

Prison Offender Manager, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

1 Jul 20211 Aug 2022

Sessional Approved Premises Residential Worker, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

1 Jun 2021 → …

Approved Premises Residential Worker, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

1 Mar 20201 Jul 2022

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Offending Behaviour
  • Violence
  • Penology
  • Mental Health
  • Social resilience
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Prisons
  • Punishments and Society