My teaching areas cover victimology, justice mechanisms, the penal system and criminological research methods
I am joint Principal Investigator, alongside colleagues on a £890,000 National Lottery Community funded grant 'DewisChoice' examining Elder Abuse, Justice Mechanisms and Wellbeing (2015-2019).The research involves using participatory action research & ethnographic processes to examine justice mechanisms in the context of domestic violence and abuse and care-giver stress. Dewis Choice provides a community designed service to clients experiencing domestic abuse or care-giver stress. The research involves a longitudinal study to explore justice seeking and the lived experiences of people aged 60 years and over who experience abuse by family members.
I am Principal Investigator on a UK- wide study £453,624 Accelerating Ideas grant commencing in August 2019 Domestic Abuse and the Voice of Older People. I am also Principal Investigator on two other research studies : A research study examining the Co-existence of Domestic Abuse and Dementia funded by Comic Relief (April 2019-March 2020) Award : £92, 265. A Pan Wales study examining Care Homes and the Safeguarding-Related Abuse of Older People in Wales ( July 2019-ongoing) commissioned by Office for the Older People's Commissioner Award: £20,779
I have acted as PI on eight other studies on gendered harms which include a Pan Wales study on Domestic Abuse, Hate Crime and Older People, a study examining Responses to Children and Young people experiencing Domestic Abuse, research evaluating the Making Safe Programme - an initiative that rehouses domestic abuse perpetrators and A Qualitative study Examining Feminist Praxis in developing Grassroots responses to Domestic Abuse . I have also collaborated with colleagues from Aberystwyth, Cardiff & Surrey University on five UK projects These projects have focussed on Domestic Homicide, a UK-wide study on Anti-Social Behaviour in Adults; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programmes in Prisons; & Domestic Abuse Perpetrator programmes.
I am Associate Dean for Research, Knowledge Exchange and Innovation for the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Science
The role involves promoting a research culture and enhancing research quality, impact and innovation for the Faculty as well as increasing external engagement of the Faculty.