Personal profile


Prior to joining the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies in June 2019 I had a varied career spanning 18 years in the National Probation Service (NPS) and Her Majestys Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). As a practitioner I specialised in Courts, Youth, Public Protection and Resettlement work. In the last 10 years I held Learning and Development roles with specific focus on the assessment, coaching, and mentoring of trainee probation officers and established staff. Most recently I was the Deputy Divisional Training Manager for South West South Central in NPS, with strategic responsibility for activities related to the Professional Qualification in Probation (PQIP). My last post was as the Regional Learning and Development Partner for South Central Prisons and Probation, where I was a member of the Strategic Management Board and responsible for the evaluation and commission of necessary L&D provisions. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Course Leader for Community Justice BA (hons) (Top Up), which is the academic underpinning of the PQiP. My primary teaching relates to this programme, namely Core processes of Change (desistance and rehabilitation), Critical Issues in Risk Assessment, and Public Protection. 

I am also co-lead for the ICJS 'Grow Our Own Professionals' programme. In partnership with Unlocked and the National Probation Service this employment skills programme aims to increase the success of our students gaining graduate roles in the Prison and Probation Service. 

Research Interests

  • Public Protection and Dangerous Offenders
  • Indeterminate Sentenced Prisoners 
  • Probation practice, skills, and values
  • Attraction, retention and attrition of Probation front line staff
  • Teaching and Learning in HE

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

Education/Academic qualification

Other, Diploma in Human Resource Management, Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development

1 Sept 20131 Sept 2014

Award Date: 11 Nov 2014

Other, Management of Action Learning, Chartered Management Institute

1 Dec 20131 Jun 2014

Award Date: 2 Jul 2014

BA (Hons), Community Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth

1 Oct 200330 Apr 2005

Award Date: 31 Oct 2005

Diploma in Probation Studies, Home Office

1 Oct 200130 Apr 2003

Award Date: 1 Aug 2005

BA (Hons), Criminology, Solent University

1 Oct 19981 Jun 2001

Award Date: 21 Jun 2001

External positions

Regional Learning and Development Business Partner, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

18 Feb 20195 Jun 2019

Deputy Divisional Training Manager, Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

6 Sept 201715 Feb 2019

Safeguarding Children Schools Trainer (casual), Hampshire County Council

6 Apr 201510 Jan 2017

Learning and Development Manager (Hampshire Local Delivery Unit), Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service

2 May 20115 Sept 2017

Practice Development Assessor, Hampshire Probation Trust

1 Oct 20082 May 2011

Probation Officer, Hampshire Probation Trust

1 May 20051 May 2011

Trainee Probation Officer, Hampshire Probation Trust

1 Oct 200330 Apr 2005

Probation Service Officer, Hampshire Probation Service

1 Oct 200130 Sept 2030


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