Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

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Dr Stephanie Bennett

  • Qualifications: B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D (University of Plymouth)
  • Role Title: Learning Development Tutor (Research Skills)
  • Address: St George's Building, 141 High Street, Portsmouth PO1 2HY
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5065
  • Email: stephanie.bennett@port.ac.uk
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Biography

Following a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology and M.Sc. in Psychological Research Methods at the University of Plymouth, I taught Research Methods and Statistics for 4 years also at the University of Plymouth. Again at Plymouth, I gained an ESRC Ph.D. CASE studentship, in the field of Developmental and Educational Psychology – thesis titled ‘The development of vocational interests and abilities in secondary school aged children’. I started work at Down Syndrome Education International (DSEI) as a research psychologist in 2008.  Linked to this I have been an honorary research fellow in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth since 2009. I am currently Learning Support Tutor (Research) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from September 2011. I also Tutor Psychology for the Open University. Read more about Learning Support in Quantitative Research Skills.

Teaching Responsibilities

All FHSS faculty:

  • Bespoke workshops and individual student support for quantitative research methods and analysis (SPSS & Excel).
  • Staff training in quantitative research methods and data analysis

ICJS

  • Research Methods (DL)
  • Research Methods and Research Management (Campus & DL)
  • Researching Criminology 1
  • Researching Criminology 2
  • Undergraduate study school (DL)
  • Postgraduate study school (DL)
  • Advanced Research Techniques workshops for DCrimJ students
  • Weekly Moodle support sessions for all DL students.

Education

  • Numeracy workshops for trainee teachers

Research

Criminal Psychology, Crime Science, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Down syndrome, Developmental disability, Early communication, Educational intervention, Executive functioning, Forensic Science, Research methods and statistics, Online-learning, Problem solving, Reasoning, Working memory, Vocational interests.

Projects

Criminology

  • Evaluation of the day detoxification service provided by the Homeless Healthcare Team (Solent NHS Trust); with Aaron Pycroft (ICJS, Portsmouth).
  • Research Support for Operation Fortress; with Adrian James (ICJS, Portsmouth).

Psychology

  • Evaluating memory training for children and adolescents with Down syndrome in collaboration with Professor Sue Buckley (DSEI), Dr. Joni Holmes (Cambridge) and Dr. Leonard Abbeduto (UC Davis, Sacramento).
  • Evaluating memory training for children and adolescents with Fragile X syndrome in collaboration with Dr David Hessl (UC Davis, Sacramento).
  • Evaluating problem solving training for pre-school children with Down syndrome in collaboration with Professor Sue Buckley (DSEI) & Dr. Debbie Fidler (Colorado).
  • Memory profiles using the AWMA in typically developing children and in children with Down syndrome in collaboration with Professor Annette Sterr & Georgia Eleftheriou (Surrey).
  • Early communication in children with Down syndrome in collaboration with Dr. Alessandra Fasulo (Portsmouth).
  • Early developmental profiles in children with Down syndrome in collaboration with Professor Sue Buckley (DSEI).
  • Development of vocational interests and abilities in secondary school age children in collaboration with Professor Simon Handley & Dr. Ian Dennis (Plymouth) & Richard Daulton (Learning Skills Council). 
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Research profile

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