I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD candidate. My thesis is focused on youth offending practitioner experiences of delivering restorative early intervention programmes. The research aims to address where practitioners draw their knowledge from, and how knowledge is adapted through processes of philosophy, theory, policy and practice.
2010, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom, Criminology MSc
2007, University of Hull, Hull, United Kingdom, Criminology with Psychology BA
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Criminal Justice, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2015 - 2017
Lecturer, Criminology, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, 2013 - 2014
Engagement & Impact
Diverting First Time Young Offenders, Home Office International Crime and Policing Conference 2015: Cutting Crime in a Changing World, London, UK, Poster presentation
Restorative Justice as a Welfare Trojan Horse, LJMU Postgraduate Conference, Liverpool JNohn Moores University (Liverpool, UK), Oral presentation
Restorative Justice in Practice, European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), Oral presentation
Other Professional Activity:
Guest talk at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia on early intervention, risk and restorative justice.
1 year as a Service Deliver Manager for Victim Support. This involved managing a team of case holders who would provide emotional support, as well as procedural advise following a crime. This role also involved negotiating agreements with other organisations, as well as bidding for contracts.
I worked for 4 years as a Youth Offending Team Officer where I negotiated bail conditions, designed reparation and rehabilitative programmes.