Professor of Forensic Psychology & Director of the Centre of Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE), Nottingham Trent University
I set up the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit in 2007 to build upon the collaborative relationship between ongoing research within the Psychology Division at NTU and HMP Whatton (one of the largest prisons in Europe for people convicted of sexual offences, holding approximately 834 convicted adult males). The unit's primary aim is to conduct and facilitate applied forensic research in the area of sex offending and sexual crime, with the research unit sitting at the juxtaposition between the world of prison and that of academia.
Current research programmes include mixed method evaluations of anti-libidinal medication, pre treatment initiatives, prison and community based Circles of Support and Accountability, prevention and desistance work. Also conducting research exploring religiosity and spirituality, editing a series of books on sexual crime for Palgrave publishers and focus on working collaboratively with service users, together with groups such as friends and family of people who have offended, non-offending paedophiles and ex-prisoners who are seeking treatment and support to stay offence-free.
I am now the Director of the newly-created Centre of Crime, Offending, Prevention and Engagement (COPE) at Nottingham Trent University.
The Safer Living Foundation
I am co-founder and trustee of the Safer Living Foundation, a charity set up in 2014 to conduct (and evaluate) initiatives that help to prevent further victims of sexual crime. We are now running prison and community based CoSA and have also started Young People's CoSA. Additionally we have started running a regional prevention project in which free treatment and support is offered to individuals concerned they may offend. On 13 Feb 2019 we launched the Corbett Centre for Prisoner Reintegration.
Trustee and Co-founder, Safer Living Foundation (registered charity)
Head of Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit, Nottingham Trent University
Professor of Forensic Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
University of Sheffield, MEd Teaching and Learning
Imperial College, PhD (Psychology)
University of Manchester, MSc Research and Advanced Statistics
University of Nottingham, BA (Hons) Psychology
Mental Health, Religion and Culture. , Religious conversion among high security hospital patients: A qualitative analysis of patients’ accounts and experiences
Psychology, Crime and Law, ‘ If you’d had my life, you’d have done it too’: a qualitative account of individuals exploring the accounts of men who rape elderly or significantly older women.
Journal of Professional Forensic Practice, ‘Out of the horse’s mouth’: a qualitative study of staff experiences of working with transgendered sex offenders
The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, Preliminary evaluation of the use of pharmacological treatment with convicted sexual offenders experiencing high levels of sexual preoccupation, hypersexuality and/or sexual compulsivity
Archives of Sexual Behavior, , Stumbling into sexual crime: the passive perpetrator in accounts by male internet sex offenders
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, , Making sense of denial in sexual offenders: a qualitative phenomenological and repertory grid analysis.
Grants and Contracts
Ongoing evaluation of anti-libidinal medication in HMPS