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Ms Ester Ragonese

Biography

Ester is Associate Dean (Education) for APSS. She is also a member of the Criminal Justice Team in The School of Law teaching on a range of criminal justice related modules across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study. Ester is research active, and with experience of working in the criminal justice system for a number of years she has a wide and varying range of research interests; however in the main these focus on the issue of social exclusion, particularly with regard to the homeless population, the management and treatment of offenders within the criminal justice system and on the student experience in higher education. Ester has presented papers and been invited to speak at conferences in Britain, Europe and North America.

Ester is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches on the PGcert at LJMU working with staff to encourage them to focus on their teaching practice.

Languages

Italian

Publications

Highlighted publications

Ragonese EL, Buck G. Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work,

Reports

Ragonese EL, Murray E. 2017. Armed forces communities and social isolation: A needs analysis for service providers in Cheshire East

Ragonese EL, Askew R, Cross N. 2014. Evaluation of the Resettlement Practices and Procedures in HMP Altcourse

Ragonese EL, Hopkins J, Luxton A. 2012. Options outreach service: exploring and understanding the service user experience and impacts on health and wellbeing Options outreach service: exploring and understanding the service user experience and impacts on health and wellbeing

Ragonese EL. 2009. AN EVALUATION OF THE SUPPORTING OFFENDERS ADVICE SERVICE IN NORTH LIVERPOOL (SOAS)

Journal Articles

Taylor S, Burke L, Millings M, Ragonese E. 2017. Transforming Rehabilitation during a penal crisis: a case study of Through the Gate services in a Resettlement Prison in England and Wales European Journal of Probation, 9 :115-131

Burke L, Mair G, Ragonese E. 2006. An evaluation of service provision for short-term and remand prisoners with drug problems Probation Journal, 53 :109-123 >DOI

Ragonese EL, Buck G. Exploring peer mentoring as a form of innovative practice with young people at risk of child sexual exploitation. The British Journal of Social Work,

Books

Ragonese E, Rees A, Ives J, Dray T. 2014. The Routledge Guide to Working in Criminal Justice Employability Skills and Careers in the Criminal Justice Sector Routledge 9781135092771

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Vice Chancellors Individual Teaching Award, Awarding body: LJMU

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: "The missing piece of the jigsaw? : The role and value of prison education in the resettlement journey", Conference title: European Society of Criminology, Place/location of conference: Cardiff, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: What Makes Students Stay, Conference title: EAIR, Place/location of conference: Porto Portugal, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Re-evaluating resettlement: best practice and challenges to the reintegration of offenders, Conference title: Justice and Penal Reform: Re-shaping the penal landscape, Place/location of conference: Keble College Oxford, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Re-evaluating resettlement: best practice and challenges to the reintegration of offenders, Conference title: American Society of Criminology, Place/location of conference: USA/New Orleans, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Re- evaluating Resettlement: Best Practice and Challenges to the Re-integration of Offenders, Conference title: European Society of Criminology, Place/location of conference: Portugal/Porto, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: What Makes Students Stay, Conference title: LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference, Place/location of conference: Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Senior Fellow, Organisation: Higher Education Academy

Other invited event:

Title of event: Shaping the Future: Veterans Substance Misuse: Integration of Health and Social Care, Location: Newcastle, Description: Invited to speak at the above event organised by The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research. Talk focused on Needs Analysis conducted in Cheshire East.

Title of event: External Revalidation of FdA and BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice, Location: Blackburn College/Lancaster University, Description: Invited external advisor to the re-validation of FdA and BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Programmes