Larissa Povey

Larissa Povey

Lecturer in Criminal Policy


As Lecturer in Criminology I teach undergraduate students across all levels. I also act as Academic Advisor for Level 4 and 5 students as well as dissertation supervisor at Level 6. In addition to teaching, I am involved in research and scholarly activities which centre mainly on women and criminal justice, punishment beyond the prison and how this intersects with welfare policy, labour markets and social control.



I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2014 when I commenced my PhD which explores the gendered dimensions of punishment. Since 2016 I have been involved in delivering core and elective modules including those focused on preparing students for highly skilled employment.   Prior to academia, I have worked in various roles in welfare and employability organisations providing government funded national contracts.  



Department Of Law and Criminology



Controversies of Punishment; Understanding Social Justice and Community Action 



My research centres on the intersection of criminal justice and welfare policy.  I am currently engaged in research on: how mothers experience sanctions.  Previous projects include: Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change (an ESRC large grant funded research project) 



Theses / Dissertations

Povey, L. (2023). Governing marginalised women: Gendered dimensions of the ‘carceral-assistential net’. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Fletcher, D., Crisp, R., & Gore, T.

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