I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in 2014, having previously worked as a Practice Tutor in the National Probation Service, following holding various positions in probation, prison, court and the community.
Prior to working in Probation I taught adults for an educational charity, when I completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education. In probation I started as an Employment, Training and Education advisor, moving into Group Programmes and then qualifying as a probation officer. This involved completing the Diploma in probation studies which included a Community Justice degree at Sheffield Hallam University. I qualified as a probation officer working in the Magistrates and Crown Court, community offices and prisons.
My specialist areas of interest are Emotional Labour, community sentences and teaching in higher education.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Arts
The projects I am currently involved in are emotional labour in probation; emotional labour in criminological research and pracademia in higher education.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Community Justice. I am module leader for Skills in Probation Practice on the probation qualification and Simulating Justice Practice in the final year of the undergraduate programme.
Criminology and Professional Qualification in Probation
Phillips, J., Fowler, A., & Westaby, C. (2018). Self-disclosure in criminal justice: what form does it take and what does it achieve? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 62 (12), 3890-3909. http://doi.org/10.1177/0306624x17751528
Westaby, C., Phillips, J., & Fowler, A. (2016). Spillover and work-family conflict in probation practice: Managing the boundary between work and home life. European Journal of Probation, 8 (3), 113-127. http://doi.org/10.1177/2066220316680370
Phillips, J., Westaby, C., & Fowler, A. (2016). “It’s relentless”: the impact of working primarily with high risk offenders. Probation Journal, 63 (2), 182-192. http://doi.org/10.1177/0264550516648399
Martin, L., & Fowler, A. (2018). A pedagogical response to the challenges of delivering collaborative probation education in online environments. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd'18), 1073-1080. http://doi.org/10.4995/head18.2018.8147
Fowler, A., Phillips, J., & Westaby, C. (2017). Understanding emotions as effective practice. The performance of emotional labour in building relationships. In Ugwudike, P., Raynor, P., & Annison, J. (Eds.) Evidence-based skills in community justice : international research on supporting rehabilitation and desistance. Bristol: Policy Press: http://policypress.co.uk/evidence-based-skills-in-criminal-justice#book-detail-tabs-stison-block-content-1-0-tab1