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I joined the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies in 2019 having been employed previously as a Probation Officer. I have worked in both the National Probation Service and in a Community Rehabilitation Company which has given me experience with a variety of offender groups. My professional experience included all aspects of community supervision, parole and resettlement, risk management, Court work and delivery of both accredited and non-accredited programmes. I have particular interest in working with females within the Criminal Justice System and have worked in the design and delivery of female-specific interventions within Probation-led womens centres in locations across Hampshire. My interest in the evidence-base around how we can work differently with, and support, women in the Criminal Justice System was the basis for my MRes research.


Teaching Responsibilities

My primary teaching role is on the Community Justice Learning framework which includes the probation officer education and training programme. I teach on the Level 4 Criminal Justice programme.  I am currently module coordinator for the Punishment and Penal Policy and Victims & Restorative Justice modules from the framework. I am also module coordinator for the distance learning undergraduate Victimology module. 


Research Interests

  • Women in the Criminal Justice System

  • Resettlement

  • Offender experiences of victimisation

  • Trauma 

  • Gender Responsivity

  • Promoting personal growth in the CJS


My MRes research focused on the release experiences of women who were subject to short-term custody. This built on my interests working with this client group with a view to promoting trauma-informed change within the workplace. As a result of my research I received a Butler Trust nomination. I am a member of the Growth Alliance. 


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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