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Rebecca is a Criminology Lecturer in the department of Social Sciences. She currently teaches on undergraduate Criminology BSc modules and on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA). She recently was awarded her PhD at Northumbria University, entitled 'Exploring the Impact of Meaningful Employment upon the Identity and Desistance Process of Young Offenders'. 


Research interests

Rebecca's research interests lie in the areas of youth crime, youth justice, desistance from offending and the changing labour market and how this affects vulnerable groups in society.

She currently works together with colleagues at Northumbria University on the Newcastle Youth Justice Service Pathfinder Research Project on serious youth violence (awarded £50,000 by Youth Justice Board)

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


28 Nov 202031 Dec 2099

Award Date: 28 Nov 2020

Criminology, MA

30 Jun 201631 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2016

Law, LLB (Hons), University of Edinburgh

21 Sept 200819 Jun 2012

Award Date: 19 Jun 2012


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