Laura Martin

Laura Martin LL.B (Hons), BA (Hons),DipPS, MSc, MSc, PGCLTHE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Law and Criminology


I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2016 and currently teach across all levels of the Community Justice Learning programme as well as the undergraduate criminology degree. 


I worked with the Probation Service for 14 years in a variety of roles including accredited programmes tutor, treatment manager, Probation Officer and Senior Probation Officer. 

During the latter stages of my probation career I also began to teach on the Probation Qualification Framework on a variety of modules. I left the Probation Service in January of 2016 and spent a short time teaching on a Criminology Foundation Degree in the University Centre at Blackburn College before joining Sheffield Hallam in September 2016. 


Community Justice Learning and Criminology. 


Co-Chair of the Clinical and Professional Education Research and Practice Cluster 


Conference papers

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.

Book chapters

Fowler, A., Martin, L., Watson, A., & Brown, T. (2023). Professional Qualification in Probation and COVID-19. In Crime, Justice and COVID-19. (pp. 190-215).

Other activities

Former Director of the Probation Institute. 

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