I am the Founding Chair of the Institute for Community Research and Development at the University of Wolverhampton.
I am an experienced and skilled research leader and my own research and teaching interests sit within criminal justice, the Arts, and wellbeing.
I am currently Principal Investigator on two evaluations of programmes in the criminal justice system:
- A music project funded by Youth Music for Birmingham Youth Offending Service.
- A fashion skills and manufacturing programme at HMP Downview, with London College of Fashion and funded by the Ministry of Justice.
I publish widely in academic and professional arenas, and serve on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals:
- Forensic Update
- Journal of Social Criminology
- Journal of Criminal Psychology