School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
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Rebecca is a lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation. She primarily teaches on MSc Degree programmes, supervises MSc dissertations, PhDs and Professional Doctorates, and acts as an academic skills advisor for Policing students. Rebecca is deputy chair of the School’s Research and Innovation committee, and a member of the University’s STEMH ethics committee. She is also the external examiner for the Security Science MSc and Investigative Psychology MSc at the University of Huddersfield, and the Criminology and Criminal Justice courses with Kaplan Online Learning, in partnership with the University of Essex. Her background includes teaching, and supervising, undergraduate and postgraduate students in Psychology and/or Research Methods at the University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Laureate Online Education.
Rebecca is an active member of UCLan’s Policing research team, Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, and Criminal Justice Partnership. Additionally, she is seconded as a researcher to Lancashire Constabulary and a member of their Evidence Based Policing team, as well as working with other UK police forces (e.g. Greater Manchester Police) and organisations (e.g. Home Office, College of Policing). Rebecca’s PhD quantitatively examined serious violent offenders, with a particular focus on age, gender, criminal history, specialisation and predictive factors; she collaborated with a UK police force during this research.
Membership of professional and learned bodies
Kirby, S., Palmer, I., & Phythian, R. (under review). Assessing the appetite for Evidence Based Policing: A UK based study. International Journal of Police Science and Management.
Coleman, R., Almond, L., & McManus, M. (2017). Do female offenders differ? Comparing the criminal histories of serious violent perpetrators with a control sample. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. DOI: 10.1002/jip.1485
Rebecca supervises MSc, PhD and Professional Doctorate students, conducts research on behalf of UK police forces and organisations, and is an active member of UCLan’s Policing research team, CJP and Institute of Citizenship, Society and Change, Lancashire Constabulary’s Evidence Based Policing team and RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research. Her research interests include: