Summary

I am a teaching fellow in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Biography

I obtained my Bachelor with Honours in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Griffith University in 2018 and my Master in Criminological Research from Cambridge University in 2020. My first thesis was focused on exploring prevention mechanisms for child sexual abuse, utilising offenders as a source of expert knowledge, through a situational crime prevention framework. The second involved understanding the types of relationships that sex offenders develop while imprisoned on a vulnerable prisoners unit and the types of support they offer each other as it has a significant impact on their prison experience which influences the reintegration process. Currently, I am writing a PhD proposal in the area of prevention of sexual offending with an online component. I have also obtained my Associate Fellowship in Advance HE as of March 2022.

I have a background as a research assistant on two separate projects. One regarding restorative justice and the use of emotional language by young offenders in the effectiveness of the conference. The other involved the creation of a database of contact sexual offences for the purpose of preventative research.

Research Interests

  • Sex offending prevention
  • Sex offender rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Desistance
  • Restorative Justice
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Mixed-method methodologies

Teaching Responsibilities

I’m currently involved in the delivery of the Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) equivalent to a Level 6 qualification. This includes full day ‘masterclasses’, online seminars, and lecturing to serving Trainee Probation Officers. Topics include Core Processes of Change, Critical Issues in Risk Assessment and Public Protection. Additionally, the role involves the supervision of students completing a work based learning project. The University of Portsmouth is involved with the London, South-East England, South-West England and Wales divisions.

For 2022–2023, I will be co-coordinating the Hate Crime module available in the first teaching block.

I have also taught on:

  • Understanding Criminology (L4) (Reserve Module Coordinator 2021–2022)
  • Criminal Justice (L4)
  • Questioning Criminology (L5)