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I am Associate Dean for Quality and Accreditation (QA) within the College of Arts and Society at Coventry University, and previously Associate Head for QA and Student Experience in Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. I create and lead initiatives to support academic staff in the delivery of education with high quality academic standards, maximising student attainment and student experience.

I am a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society) and a Coach and Mentor (Institute of Leadership and Management).

Since 2009 I have worked with Probation Trusts, CICs and Charities that support people through behavioural change to reduce harm. This work involves:
- Conducting research to help organisations establish their ethos and clarify their mission
- Designing evidence-based behavioural change programmes to operationalise their mission
- Training programme facilitators (& training the trainer)
- Supervising facilitators
- Routine programme updates and refresher training

Areas of Expertise:

Leadership in student experience, quality and accreditation. Psychology, offender rehabilitation, solution-focused therapy, coaching and mentoring.

Research Interests

Offender rehabilitation, strengths-based approaches to the treatment of offenders, Criminal Justice Processes

Vision Statement

I see that in the future, the most effective offender rehabilitation programmes will prove to be those that adopt strengths-based approaches, that encourage and empower facilitators to work therapeutically with individuals, including those deemed unmotivated to change.  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctorate, A Theory of Offender and Facilitator Engagement in Offending Behaviour Programmes, Coventry University


Award Date: 14 Apr 2015

MSc, Forensic Psychology, Coventry University

1 Sept 20081 Sept 2010

Award Date: 1 Sept 2010

Degree, BSc Psychology, Coventry University


Award Date: 1 Jul 2008


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