Dr Don Crewe:


Dr Crewe is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. He was awarded his Doctorate for his thesis ‘Will, Power, Constraint, and Change: Prolegomena to the Study of Self and the Emergence of Structure in Young Offender Institutions’ in 2007.  Dr Crewe is a Critical Criminologist, a Philosopher of Social Structures, and a Criminal Justice ethicist.

Bill Davies


Bill is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. His research areas include the sociology of imprisonment, the experiences of short sentenced prisoners, the resettlement and reintegration of offenders, the sociology of tattooing and body modification, and research methodologies. At present Bill is working on publishing parts of his PhD and will also be contributing a chapter to an edited ‘prison ethnography’ book. In 2013 Bill was appointed to the board of trustees for ‘Unlock’ the national charity for people with convictions.

Dr Anne Foley


Anne’s research has focussed on marginalised and ‘forgotten actors’ in criminal justice with this in mind she has researched Gypsies and Traveller communities access to justice in the UK, firstly researching the police attitudes towards Gypsies and Travellers before moving onto to look at the victimisation experienced by these communities. Anne’s PhD. looked at the informal systems of justice employed by Gypsies and Travellers that have little or no recourse to the state.

Angela Grier:

Before joining Leeds Metropolitan university, Angela worked as a probation officer with both young and adult offenders. Angela was also a trainer for the Probation service in Domestic Violence. Prior to this she obtained a Diploma in Drama therapy from Goldsmith University, and worked for many years in both the voluntary and statutory sector as a therapist in London.

Nicola Groves

Nicola Groves has been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Metropolitan University since 2006. Nicola specialises in teaching and research in the area of ‘domestic violence’. She is currently co-authoring “Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice” (Routledge, 2013).  Nicola has been the External Examiner for Criminology at Teesside University for the past 4 years.

Dr Sarah Kingston


Dr Sarah Kingston is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Sarah came to Leeds Metropolitan University in 2009 after completing her PhD at the University of Leeds. She joined our University as a part time lecturer on the second year module Contemporary Criminological Theory, before becoming a research fellow, and then senior lecturer in Criminology.


Dr Maggie Leese


Maggie is a Principal Lecturer in Criminology and she is interested in the impact of the criminal justice system on vulnerable groups. She has previously examined how social policy is mediated by workers on the ‘front-line’ of family support and she is particularly interested in examining how the presence of a mental illness impacts on professionals’ assessment of risk and ‘dangerousness’.

Dr Jade Moran


Dr Jade Moran is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology, and the Postgraduate Course Leader for MSc. Criminology.  She has recently completed her doctorate at the University of Cambridge, which explored the IRA’s system of ‘informal justice’ within the communities of West Belfast.

Dr David Patton


David has also worked at Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University.  He is a quantitative/qualitative researcher and has worked for Cambridge University, Home Office, Manchester University. His published work is on: illegal drugs, the normalisation of drug use, the external validity of self- report and the science behind urinalysis.

Jane Redshaw

Jane graduated from Leicester University in 1984. Her first teaching post was at Sunderland Polytechnic. She then went on to study for a PhD at the MRC Child Psychiatry Unit, Institute of Psychiatry, University of London. She came to Leeds in 1993 and apart from a break for children she has been teaching here ever since.  Jane’s interests are primarily around mental health issues for women. Jane is currently working with Dr Helen Woolnough on a project exploring the impact of children on the career aspirations of women.

Professor Terry Thomas


Terry was formerly employed as a senior medical social worker at Leeds General Infirmary and senior social worker in a local authority social services department area office. At Leeds Metropolitan University he taught on social work courses for many years before moving to criminology and criminal justice. He retired in 2011 but was awarded the title of Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences.

Professor Colin Webster


Colin Webster is Professor of Criminology at Leeds Metropolitan University and Visiting Fellow at Teesside University. He has taken a leading role researching young people, youth transitions and poverty; social cohesion and urban neighbourhoods.

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