Having read for a BA in Jurisprudence at Oriel College, Oxford, I became increasingly interested in the intersection of crime and the family. I pursued an MSc in Criminology (Green Templeton College, Oxford), which allowed me to further develop my interest in this area, and produced a dissertation on why female partners of sex offenders experience blame and stigma in society. I then went on to complete a PhD in Criminology (Oriel College, Oxford), conducting research on the lived experiences of long-term prisoners' partners in the UK.
My research largely encompasses imprisonment and its collateral impact, time, gender and social justice. As an Lecturer at the University of Birmingham, I teach Introduction to Criminology and Punishment in a Global Context.