Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam in 2000 I had worked for the probation service as a practitioner, manager and researcher, undertaking work across a range of criminal justice settings including prisons; youth justice; offending behaviour programmes; court work; adult rehabilitation; what works; report writing and license supervision.
At Sheffield Hallam I have undertaken a number of roles but have retained my longstanding interest and commitment to the training of probation staff. Associated with this I have been involved in leading and contributing to a number of research and evaluation contracts within the area of criminal justice and until 2010 was Deputy Director of the Hallam Centre for Community Justice.
Currently I am involved in developing our teaching portfolio following the launch of our new degrees in criminology and law. Increasing opportunities for our students to experience work based learning and placement opportunities is a key part of our new degrees.
I teach primarily on the Probation Qualifications Framework and specialise in exploring aspects of what works within offender rehabilitation. This involves discussion of the developing evidence base within criminal justice effective practice and relates closely to my own research. Associated with this is teaching on aspects of multi-agency working, exploring organisational cultures, policies and priorities and how collaborative partnerships can be developed within criminal justice practice.
The effectiveness debate includes discussions of the theory base for enabling rehabilitation and competing paradigms associated with risk assessment, desistance theories and crime reduction.
Cole, B. (2008). Working with ethnic diversity. In Green, S., Lancaster, E., & Feasey, S. (Eds.) Addressing Offending Behaviour: Content, practice and values. (pp. 402-425). Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing
Meadows, L., Feasey, S., Bird, H., Davidson, J., & Wilkinson, K. (2010). Investigating the prisoner finance gap across four prisons in the North East. Department for Work and Pensions.
Feasey, S., & Williams, P. (2009). An evaluation of the Sycamore Tree Programme - Based on an Analysis of Crime Pics II Data. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Feasey, S. (2009). An evaluation of the Sheffield PPO Premium Service: final report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.
Feasey, S., & Senior, P. (2008). The resettlement of offenders and ex-offenders in Doncaster. Developing an integrated framework. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/hccj/publications_reports.html
Feasey, S., Bird, H., Meadows, L., Robinson, A., & Senior, P. (2007). The Wakefield District prolific and priority offender needs analysis and business case: final report. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.
Senior, P., Meadows, L., Feasey, S., & Atkinson, J. (2004). Enhancing the role of the voluntary and community sector - a case study of the Yorkshire and Humber Region. National Offender Resettlement Service, Home Office. http://www.shu.ac.uk/research/hccj/publications_reports.html
Member of the Probation Qualifications North West and Yorkshire and Humberside Strategic Board.
Member of the North West PQF Qualifications and Accreditation Board
Publishing Editor of the British Journal of Community Justice
I am a member of the Faculty Academic Board