Following my degree and subsequent MSc in Criminal Justice Policy, I have spent some 20 years working within at senior management level within different areas of work linked to criminal justice and social inequality. My expertise crosses areas such as women’s experiences in prison, prisoner resettlement programmes, youth offending and anti-social behaviour (particularly in relation to social housing), sentencing in magistrates’ courts and more recently domestic violence and child safeguarding.
An investigation into the development of policy, professional practice and interventions in the cases of domestic violence and abuse.
My work with victims of domestic violence and abuse over the past few years has highlighted the difficulties that women face when seeking support and protection as victims of domestic abuse. My PhD research seeks to gain perspectives from both victims and service providers as to the continued reasons for this, 45 years of the women’s refuge movement began. My particular focus is that of power relations and the extent to which this impacts on effective policy implementation in this regard.