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Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University

Ella has over 20 years’ experience working in criminal and social justice in Wales. A qualified Probation Officer, she has worked within adult and youth justice, and led on various initiatives, including restorative justice, integrated offender management and user engagement.

Subsequently, as Crimestoppers’ first Wales Manager, Ella created crime prevention films and education packages for its ‘Fearless’ youth scheme. After conducting action research within the charity, she went on to set up the Wales Safer Communities Network, before bringing her skills and experience into academia.

Ella's research interests span community safety and partnership working, as well as probation, young adults and social justice.

Ella is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy, Swansea University