Dr Waters' main duties include teaching, module administration, course administration, research and other scholarly activity.
Dr Waters is an honours sociology graduate from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). She completed a Masters degree in international criminology at the University of Sheffield, where she also did a post-graduate certificate in higher education. Her PhD research focused on illegal drug use among older adults and was awarded by the University of Sheffield in 2010.
She has been teaching in the criminology subject group at Sheffield Hallam University since 2005. She has been a senior lecturer since 2010, becoming a year tutor in 2008 and then a course leader in 2011. She has also been the criminology programme induction tutor since 2008.
She has been nominated as an Inspirational Teacher by students in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, and 2013/14.
Specialist areas of interest
Her particular teaching interests are around qualitative and quantitative research methods and illegal drug use. She also enjoys being an Academic Advisor.
Department Of Law and Criminology
Social Sciences and Humanities
Dr Waters is the module leader on Criminological Foundations (level 4) and Drugs Inc (level 6), and part of the teaching team on Researching Criminology (level 5) and Developing Criminological Research Methods (level 7). She also supervises final year undergraduate dissertations.
WATERS, J (2014). “How biography influences research”, presentation as part of a special panel on “Entering the field of criminological research” at European Society of Criminology Conference 2014, Prague, Czech Republic.
WATERS, J (2013). “Trends in the 'hidden' illegal drug consumption of older adults”, presentation at European Society of Criminology Conference 2013, Budapest, Hungary.
MOXON, D, WATERS, J (2011). The 'illegal leisure' of hidden older adult drug users, CrimeTalk.
MOXON, D, WATERS, J (2010). 'I don't know just where I'm going': Older adult drug users, illegal leisure and broken narratives', International Journal of Crime, Criminal Justice and Law, 5(1-2): 81-98.
WATERS, J (2011). ‘The broken narratives of older illegal drug users', presentation at European Society of Criminology Conference 2011, Vilnius, Lithuania.
SENIOR, P, MEADOWS, L, BIRD, L, DAVIDSON, J, MONTI-HOLLAND, V, O'KEEFE, C, ROBINSON, A, WATERS, J (2008). Changing the Dynamic: An evaluation of the South-West Accommodation Gateway. Ministry of Justice and HCCJ ISBN-978-1-84387-282-5)
WATERS, J (2007). ‘Illegal drug use among older adults’, presentation at British Society of Criminology 2007, London School of Economics, UK.
WATERS, J (2007). ‘Illegal drug use among older adults', presentation at European Society of Criminology Conference 2007, Bologna, Italy.
WATERS, J (2006). ‘The problems of finding and interviewing older drug users’ presentation at British Society of Criminology 2006, Glasgow, UK.
Dr Waters is a member of the European Society of Criminology.
She is also the chair (and founding member) of the European Society of Criminology Early Stage Researchers Working Group.