Leading modules in work-related learning and crime prevention. Course leader for the Criminal Justice Practice (Policing studies) top-up degree. Scholarly and research work in education, drugs and policy issues.
I spent my early career in criminal and community justice practice in both the voluntary and public sectors. After joining the teaching staff of the BA Community Justice course at Plymouth in 2001 I gained an interest in workplace learning and the higher education curriculum. This resulted in scholarly, research and academic practice projects connected with the Centre of Excellence in Promoting Learner Autonomy after I joined Sheffield Hallam.
Since that time, University and College projects on assessment, research-informed teaching and employability have supported a number of innovations in my own higher education practice and other curriculum areas.
The SEDA (Staff Educational and Development Association) professional award in 'Supporting Educational Change' was completed.
Social Sciences and Arts
DLC cluster on Desistance and Recovery
Lynch, R. (2017). Addiction & Choice : rethinking the relationship Nick Heather and Gabriel Segal (eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press (2016)ISBN: 9780198727224 - Book review. The Howard Journal Of Criminal Justice, 56 (4), 561-562. http://doi.org/10.1111/hojo.12236
Lynch, R. (2006). Coercion and social exclusion: the case of motivating change in drug-using offenders. British journal of community justice, 4 (1), 33-48. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/hccj/publications_bjcj.html
Lynch, R., Leo, S., & Downing, K. (2006). Context dependent learning: its value and impact for workplace education. Education and training, 48 (1), 15-24. http://doi.org/10.1108/00400910610645707
Downing, K., & Lynch, R. (1997). Pre-sentence reports: Does quality matter? Social Policy and Administration, 31 (2), 173-190. http://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9515.00047