Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Northumbria University
Louise joined the University in January 2007. She had previously taught criminology at the University of Teesside for 15 years. Before this Louise worked in a variety of different organisations providing support to vulnerable groups of people.
Louise’s research interests are particularly around the use of imprisonment and the impact of custody on individuals and families. Previous research has explored the impact of social exclusion on young people and the opportunities available to them as they progress from adolescence to adulthood. Louise has also carried out research on drug use on young people, with particular emphasis on the impact of drug use and crime on communities.