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Lecturer on the Forensic Psychology and Mental Health MSc programme and Research Fellow in the Offender Health Research Network (OHRN) and Centre for Mental Health and Safety.

Research interests

Avoidable harm in prison healthcare. 

The Prevention Of Suicide Behaviour in Prison: Enhancing Access to Therapy (PROSPECT) Programme. 

Managing the risk of self-inflicted death to support a psychologically safe and rehabilitative criminal justice pathway

Strengthen: Improving health under community supervsion with the support of a Health Trainer: Developing and evaluating a pilot randomised controlled trial

The mental health and pathways to offending of ex-armed forces personnel in prison

National Study of Suicide by Prisoners

VoRAMSS: The Validation of Risk Assessment Instruments for use with Patients Discharged from Medium Secure Services


Lecturer and dissertation supervisor, MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health (2018- current) 

Lecturer and dissertation supervisor, MSc Advanced Practice Mental Health (2018- 2020)

Teaching and lecture support, BSc Psychology (2013- 2016)

Psychology Academic Tutor for the Manchester Access Programme (MAP; 2013- 2015)


PhD Forensic Psychology/Psychiatry from University of Manchester (2017)

MSc Forensic Psychology from Manchester Metropolitan University (2008)

BSc (Hons) Psychology from University of Liverpool (2006)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
HEA Fellow

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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