Miss April Smith

  • Senior Lecturer in Criminology with Psychology - Course Leader BSc Criminology with Psychology
  • April.Smith@port.ac.uk


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, rehabilitation and desistance and working with female offenders. 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. I am currently the Student Employability, Employment and Enterprise Coordinator for the School. 

Research Interests

  • Penology and prisons

  • Rehabilitation and desistance

  • Female offenders

  • Peer mentoring