Katrina Edwards

School of Law

Research Student


As I came to the end of my Masters in 2014 I took on the role of Restorative Justice Administrator at the Thames Valley Partnership, where I worked until 2016, with the role developing to Restorative Justice Hub Coordinator to include the recruitment and training of all volunteers and coordinating the victim initiated, pre sentence, CRC and prison initiated restorative justice streams within the Hub, as well as training as a Restorative Justice facilitator myself.

I left in 2016 to take on a role as Criminology Lecturer at University Centre Peterborough, rising to Curriculum Lead (course leader for the degree) within a few months. I was responsible for the running of the degree, developing contacts within the criminal justice field locally and teaching a number of modules including policing, introduction to criminal justice and many more until I left in September 2018.

Towards the end of my time there I was developing new modules in anticipation of application for TDAP by the University Centre. I left in 2018 to pursue a PhD. In 2019 I went part time and currently work as a Community MARAC Coordinator part time alongside my PhD.

  • BA (Hons) Criminology - First
  • MA Criminology and Criminal Justice - Merit
  • Postgraduate Certificate Learning and Teaching (Higher Education) - Pass
Research interests

My research is exploring the victim experience of victim services commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners. I am fully funded through a scholarship from the School of Law. As well as an interest in victimology, I am also interested in restorative justice.

Supervisor: Professor Joanna Shapland and Dr David Thompson

Teaching activities

I have taught across a range of modules including Sex, Sex Offending and Society, Policing and Crime Control, Project Preparation, Criminology in Policy and Practice, as well as supervising Level 6 dissertations. I had two years teaching experience and running of a degree prior to starting my PhD, and I then did a year's teaching at the University of Sheffield.