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Personal profile


Having over 20 years of experience in the Criminal Justice System as both a Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Prison Governor, I am a skilled practitioner who also has a proven track record in change management. I have strong people skills with a commitment to empowering and realising potential. In this new phase in my career, I am focused on developing my academic research and teaching knowledge and competency. I am passionate about addressing social and gender inequality and improving outcomes for all who come to contact with rehabilitative agencies. 

Education/Academic qualification

PGCertLTHE, Leeds Trinity University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2019

Master of Business Administration, MBA, Imperial College London

Award Date: 5 Jun 2004

Master of Science, MSc Forensic Psychology , Birkbeck, University of London

Award Date: 5 Jun 1998

Bachelor of Science, BSc (Hons) Psychology , Brunel University London

Award Date: 2 Jun 1995

External positions

Chair of Trustees, Inspire North

1 Oct 2018 → …

Vice Chair of Trustees, Together Women

1 Mar 2012 → …

Deputy Governor , HMP Leeds

1 Apr 200931 Oct 2011

Head of Residence, HMP Leeds

1 Apr 200731 Mar 2009

Deputy Head Women and Young People's Group, HM Prison and Probation Service

30 Apr 200131 Mar 2007

Area (Principal) Psychologist, Women's Prisons Estate, HM Prison and Probation Service

1 Apr 200031 Mar 2003

Head of Psychology, Feltham Young Offender Institution

1 Apr 199731 Mar 2000