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Kelly Elliott

Kelly Elliott BA (Hons), DipPS, MA, PGCLTHE, FHEA

Principal Lecturer, Deputy Head of Community Justice Learning


I joined Sheffield Hallam University in November 2017 as a part of the Community Justice Learning Team. We are responsible for the delivery of the Probation Qualification degree route for those training to be probation officers. I have been involved with probation since 2003. Before joining Sheffield Hallam, I was a trainee probation officer and spent 14 years progressing on to several roles and specialisms — eventually becoming a deputy director of a community rehabilitation company. As well as teaching on the Probation Qualification I am also part of teaching Undergraduate Criminology focussing on Sex, Violence and Extremism and part of the MSC Criminology Criminal Justice Practice focussing on Criminal Justice Leadership and Reform and Leadership, Innovation and Change in Criminal Justice.  I became Principal Lecturer and Deputy Head of the programme in October 2019.


I began my journey as a trainee probation officer employed in South Yorkshire, completing the BA Hons/Diploma in Probation Studies in 2005. Completing work as a Probation Officer working with High Risk of Harm, Sexual and Violent Offenders, I then moved on to work around Yorkshire and Humberside on counter terrorism and the Prevent Agenda — training probation officers to understand the impact and their role.
I progressed into management and undertook a Masters in Community and Criminal Justice, which I completed in 2011. Following the Transforming Rehabilitation Agenda, I joined a privately-owned community rehabilitation company in 2014 and became a deputy director in 2016. My responsibilities included interventions, performance and the establishment of the new operating model within South Yorkshire.
My roles and responsibilities within the University include teaching on a variety of programmes including the probation qualification, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes, specialising in Terrorism, Leadership and Change. 

I am a keen believer in my own professional development, as well as staff development. My other qualifications include:

•        Preparing to Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTLS)
•        Institute in Management First Line Management (Level 3)
•        Institute in Management Coaching and Mentoring (Level 5)
•        PgCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (Level 7)
I am currently completing my Executive MBA. 


Community Justice Learning,  Criminology, MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice Practice, Continuous Professional Development, Counter Terrorism.

Community Justice Learning Criminology

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