I spent 10 years as an operational Probation Officer in Sheffield, specialising in work with the 'Prolific and Priority Offending' team. I also worked with individuals on Drug Rehabilitation Requirements of Community Orders. I was lead Probation Officer for the 'Guns and Gangs' initiative in Sheffield. For the last 5 years in Probation I was a Practice Tutor Assessor, mentoring and assessing Probation Trainees on the vocational aspect of the Professional Qualification In Probation (PQiP).
I teach in a variety of fields in Probation. In the UG field I am currently involved in the UG Social Enterprise module.
My research interests are diverse, and growing; with work in 'Probation in Objects', Probation in the Pandemic, barriers to Probation as a career and promotion of access to Probation Service more widely. I have a long-standing professional interest in substance misuse recovery.
Probation in Objects (forthcoming)
Fowler, A., Martin, L., Watson, L., & Brown, T. (Forthcoming) Professional Qualification in Probation and COVID-19. In Kay, C. & Case, S. (Eds.) Crime, Justice and COVID19. U.K.
Barriers to Probation as a career (forthcoming)