Nichola is a former practitioner, with experience of working across the Criminal Justice System. As a senior lecturer, Nichola teaches on a number of modules including Experiencing Custodial and Community Sentences, Criminal Justice Realities and Simulating Justice Practice. She is also an academic advisor to students across all levels of the programme.
As placement co-ordinator for Criminology she is responsible for liaising with students and providers to deliver a positive student experience, which develops their employability skills, aligned to the future workforce needs of the sector.
Nichola has worked at Sheffield Hallam University since 2006 when she was first appointed as an Associate Lecturer. Nichola has been a full-time lecturer since December 2010.
She has been involved in developing a number of new modules as part of the re-validated Criminology programme, particularly in relation to employability, through simulation and placements, enhancing the ability of graduates to secure appropriate employment in related sectors.
Nichola is particularly interested in Criminal Justice System organisations, functions, structures and the development of partnerships to support aims and objectives. She has experience of working in and with a variety of voluntary and statutory organisation in the Criminal Justice System, such as Probation, the Prison Service and Drug Treatment services. This means that she is well placed to relate to students the realities and constraints of the CJS in addition to helping to challenge and shape future delivery. Her recent research interests include older prisoners. Her recently completed MSc included a dissertation about the experiences of first time older prisoners. She coordinates the subject group's CrimPAL scheme (Peer Assisted Learning) which recruits and trains second and third year students to support first year students to make the transition to university.
Specialist Areas of Interest:
Exploring Custodial and Community Sentences
Criminal Justice Realities
Simulating Justice Practice
Professional Practice on Placement
Cadet, N. (2011) "A Question of Substance: Delivering Drug Strategies in High Security Environments" Paper delivered to the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Conference, Canterbury
Cadet, N. (2011) Understanding the Health Needs of Older Prisoners at HMP Wakefield HEIF Project
Meadows, L., Clamp, K. Culshaw, A., Cadet N., Wilkinson, K. and Davidson, J. (2010) HCCJ Evaluation of Sheffield City Council's Community Justice Panels Project