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Professor of Forensic Psychology and Practitioner Forensic Psychologist 

My research and evaluation focus on offending and its impacts both in real world and virtual communities. Together with colleagues at UH and beyond, my teams and I deliver work that is useful, impactful and underpinned by academic rigour. As an HCPC practitioner psychologist, chartered psychologist and lead of the Applied Psychology Research Group, I have worked closely with practitioners and those who are involved directly in implementing criminal and civil justice for over two decades.

Research interests

My research interests broadly relate to how the criminal justice system works and the ramifications of criminal justice within society. 

Main Research Interests

  • Offending Behaviour Interventions
  • Management of Young People who have Offended
  • Young People's Online Experiences and Digital Resilience
  • Perceptions of Crime
  • Internet Hate Crime 
  • Victimisation and Exploitation
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
  • Criminal Justice Decision Making and Policy

I have supervised 10 doctoral students through to successful completion. Please get in touch if you are thinking of applying to us for a PhD in one of my areas of interest.


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