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Annie’s research interests include women within criminal justice and care settings, the experiences of practitioners, and the treatment and human rights of people detained in different types of custody.

She is currently a part-time Research Associate at the University of Glasgow working on a Nuffield funded study – ‘Women working to support women in the welfare sphere: psychosocial challenges’. She also holds a part-time ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship position at the University of Stirling, building on and developing her doctoral thesis. Annie completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Glasgow in 2018 which focused upon the experiences of practitioners who work with young women in a variety of settings within the criminal justice sphere.

Between 2016 and 2018 Annie worked as a researcher at the University of Glasgow on a Wellcome Trust funded research project exploring the effects of vicarious traumatisation upon those working with women in the justice system in Scotland; and as a part-time Research Assistant for the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford on a research project within immigration removal centres. Annie was a visiting scholar at St. John’s University, New York in 2015 in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Outside of academia, Annie has worked as an Associate Inspector at HM Inspectorate of Police Scotland, and as a researcher at HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales. In these positions she conducted research into the treatment of people held in different types of custody (immigration removal centres, police custody and prisons), as well as on various other aspects of policing and prison practice.

With an MSc in Global Health and Development from the Institute of Child Health at UCL, Annie has also conducted research into the social determinants of health, internationally and in the UK, whilst working in the voluntary sector.

Annie is a member of SCCJR’s External Engagement group. She is also a Board Member of Up-2-Us, a voluntary sector organisation working to support marginalised young people and families across the west of Scotland.

 

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University of Glasgow

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SCCJR
University of Glasgow
Ivy Lodge,
63 Gibson Street,
Glasgow
G12 8LR.

Research Themes

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

November 2023

Women Working to Support Women: Executive Summary

November 2023

Women Working to Support Women: Psychosocial Challenges – Final Report

2021

SJF Briefing: Practitioner perspectives on working with young women in the criminal justice sphere: the importance of relationships

Scottish Justice Fellowship Briefing Practitioner perspectives on working with young women in the criminal justice sphere: the importance of relationships […]

February 2018

Working with women and girls: researching experiences of vicarious traumatisation

This Report presents emergent findings from a Wellcome Trust funded project [Ref: 201651/Z/16/Z] on service providers’ experiences of working with […]

Football and Domestic Abuse: A Literature Review

Tackling domestic abuse is a key priority for the Scottish Government and its partners. There is evidence of a correlation […]

10th May 2023

Scottish Prisons Assessment and Review of Outcomes for Women (SPAROW)

SPAROW – Scottish Prisons Assessment and Review of Outcomes for Women is an evaluation of the new Community Custody Units (CCUs) […]

11th October 2021

Women working to support women in the welfare sphere: psychosocial challenges

This project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, will investigate the psychosocial wellbeing and personal welfare of women workers in organisations […]

19th November 2018

Scottish Justice Fellowships 2018

Scottish Justice Fellows is a new initiative putting research to work. In this scheme, the Scottish Government, SCCJR and SIPR […]

26th October 2016

The effects of vicarious traumatisation upon those working in the justice system in Scotland

The project will explores the experiences of service providers working with girls and young women who have experienced trauma and […]

21st November 2023

Women Support Staff Suffered Distress and Trauma Throughout Pandemic and Cost of Living Crises

18th February 2021

Scottish Justice Fellows Put Research to Work

Blog

23rd June 2020

Working Under Lockdown

19th November 2018

Announcing the Scottish Justice Fellows