Dr Jessica Lomas

Department of Psychology

University Teacher

Senior Tutor


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Dr Jessica Lomas
Department of Psychology
Cathedral Court
1 Vicar Lane
S1 2LT

I joined the University of Sheffield in 2019 as the Psychology Tutor in the Department for Lifelong Learning, whilst completing my PhD in forensic psychology. I am now working as a University Teacher in the Department of Psychology. I deliver research methods teaching at undergraduate and MSc levels, and I am the senior tutor within the department. 

I have also undertaken various other teaching roles in the past, including; Hourly Paid Lecturing (Nottingham Trent University) and working as a Teaching Associate (The University of Nottingham). Stemming from my interests in applied psychology, I have also gained practical experience working within secure hospitals, prison settings, community mental health services, and for various voluntary sector organisations.

  • 2015: BSc Psychology (first class honours), University of Manchester
  • 2016: MSc Forensic Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester
  • 2021: PhD in Forensic Psychology, Nottingham Trent University
Research interests

My main research interests focus around reintegration and resettlement issues for people with convictions. My PhD research explored the accommodation needs and experiences of people with sexual offence convictions. Other research interests include societal attitudes/stigma towards sexual offences, desistance from crime, and the meaning of home. 

I am also interested in pedagogical/scholarship research. I am currently exploring the experiences of students sharing their own personal life experiences in the classroom. 

Teaching activities
  • Level 1 Research Methods
  • Level 2 Research Methods (Qualitative)
  • MSc Research Methods Module Organiser
  • Level 3 Project Supervision