I am Research Lead for Social Sciences, which includes Criminology, Criminal Justice., Policing, and Sociology. I am a convenor for the University’s Society and Learning Research Priority area, supporting research and impact work across Social Sciences Education and Social Work. I research and teach across the Social Sciences, particularly in Criminology. I specialise in issues of Restorative Justice and international crimes such as Genocide and Crimes against Humanity.
University Teaching Fellow (2017)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2017)
British Sociological Association
NS4403 Sociological issues
NS5403 Crimes against Humanity
NS6403 Politics Risk and Security in the global world
Ns6506 Restorative Justice
NS7516 International Security
My research focuses on the interconnected issues of conflict and reconciliation. In particular, I am interested in the ways we manage and then overcome harm. This includes harm at the individual and community levels, as well as harms that take place as part of conflict and Genocide. As part of this, I explore the use of Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices to help build relationships in settings such as schools, housing, police-young people relationships, and in post-conflict societies. Recent work has taken me to Northern Ireland and Sierra Leone to explore how conflict resolution, particularly restorative justice, works.
Restorative Gloucestershire steering Group
Applied Social Sciences, Newman University
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, SOAS