Tag Archives: Trauma

August 03

Prima Facie

***Trigger warning- this post discusses sexual violence and trauma *** Last night I finally saw National Theatre Live ‘Prima Facie’ starring the amazing Jodie Comer. Written by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin and presented by Empire Street productions, the play is a monologue of criminal barrrister Tessa (played by Comer). The play is described […]

July 09

Full circle

Winning Lecturer of the Year (2022) at the University of Liverpool is my life going full circle. Thank you to my friends and colleagues Alex and Tan who accompanied me on the night. It was wonderful to see friends from across the university and I enjoyed celebrating your successes. Twenty years ago I first came […]

April 17

When the Dust Settles

Professor Lucy Easthope is the country’s leading emergency planner/disaster expert. When the Dust Settles Stories of love, loss and hope from an expert in disaster was published by Hodder and Stoughton in April 2022. I was lucky to meet Lucy online during the start of the pandemic, which then resulted in meeting up when lockdown […]

March 11

Rich pedagogical gifts

“Class distinctions do not die; they merely learn new ways of expressing themselves” (Hoggart, 1989, cited in Crew, 2021). I would like to dedicate this blog to all of the women whose resolve and dedication to education inspire me every day. I would also like to thank everybody around me who is supportive of innovation […]

February 20

The trees will know calm in the morning

I am forever indebted to the wisdom of trees. I wrote a Theology post here about God being in the rubble, and the comfort of Lammas. I have always loved trees, nature, the outdoors. It is my place of thinking and reflecting and stillness. The worst part of the pandemic response for my mental health […]

December 15

Teaching Community

Teaching is a place of transgression and transformation. Those of us who have had a non-traditional and non-linear journey into academia know that teaching is where radical change happens. Teaching from the place of pain and trauma, rather than merely to them, is an emotionally-grueling endeavour. It is a labour of love and it bears […]

September 25

Pedagogy resources

I am a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Liverpool. I am an ambitious T&S educator who is committed to innovative pedagogy and working towards positive change. My trajectory into academia has been non-traditional and I am very keen to advocate for the value of lived experience and the need to widen participation. I […]

September 12

God is in the rubble

I don’t write with an audience in mind for this blog. It is just my musings in a public space. I am not a Theologian, so I hope I can do justice to the work discussed. I have written elsewhere on the blog that I am angry with the church during the pandemic. My faith […]

August 23

So I trust, too

My friend Ros sent me the verse above during a difficult time. I come back to it frequently. I have made no secret that I have found myself politically homeless during the pandemic, and have been disappointed and disgusted with an organized left who have no acknowledgement of competing harms. Privileged middle class academics who […]

April 29

Criminologist or criminal? Liminal spaces as the site for auto/biography

I am delighted to announce that my article is now published In Methodological Innovations. I will record a podcast shortly to discuss the article further. You can access the article here. If you use my article for teaching purposes, please let me know for my portfolio. Solidarity to all those with messy stories and struggling […]