Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology, Teesside University

My research interests lie in violence against women, in particular domestic and sexual violence. I am currently researching sexual violence against people aged 60 and over, exploring the prevalence, impact and support needs of people who have experienced sexual violence in later life in the UK. I am currently a senior lecturer in criminology and sociology at Teesside University. I have worked on a range of projects related to violence against women, including: older sex offenders in the community - managing risk and best practice; the use of smartphone apps in preventing, responding to, and perpetrating sexual violence; the lives of everyday young mums in the UK; and a feasibility study for a sexual violence toolkit for young people.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate, Durham University
  • –present
    Researcher in sexual violence, Durham University


  • 2016 
    Durham University, PhD
  • 2013 
    Durham University, MSc

Grants and Contracts

  • 2013
    Sexual Violence against People aged 60 and over
    PhD Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Economic and Social Research Council