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Sarah Soppitt

Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor

Department: Social Sciences

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Sarah joined the Criminology team at Northumbria University in 2005 since which time she has undertaken a number of roles including Programme Director and Head of Department of Social Sciences before becoming the Associate Pro Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, for the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences.

Sarah became an Associate Professor in 2016. Sarah’s current work focuses upon social enterprise and cooperatives, and their role in developing employment opportunities for those with offending histories, and promoting desistance.

Sarah has developed a number of key partnerships with Police, Probation and Youth Justice, and third sector organisations which support broader teaching, learning and research agendas. Sarah currently leads a multi-disciplinary team of academics with an interest in Policing, and manages the Northumbria Police partnership.

Qualifications

  • Criminology MA September 01 1994
  • Applied Social Science BSc September 01 1991
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Do Flood Mitigation and Natural Habitat Protection Employment Reduce Youth Offending?, Long, M., Oswald, R., Stretesky, P., Soppitt, S. 1 Jun 2019, In: European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research
  • CEPOL Stakeholder Engagement Survey 2018, Rowe, M., Soppitt, S., Francis, P. 16 Jul 2018
  • Educating the recruited and recruiting the educated, Ramshaw, P., Soppitt, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Police Science and Management
  • The legitimacy of offender management programmes in a post-TR landscape, Rowe, M., Irving, A., Soppitt, S. 1 Jan 2018, In: Safer Communities
  • An Evaluation of the British Red Cross’ Educational Pilot Project for Young People Serving Reparation Orders, Dresser, P., Irving, A., Soppitt, S. Apr 2015
  • A Whole City Response to the Use of Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) by Young People in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Irving, A., Parker, C., Soppitt, S. Aug 2015
  • Evaluation of the Positive Pathways Programme for Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company, Rowe, M., Soppitt, S., Irving, A., Lilley, S. Sep 2015
  • Novel Psycho-active Substances, New Highs and Lows – The Use of NPS by Vulnerable Young People in Newcastle, Irving, A., Soppitt, S. Nov 2015
  • Scoping the Development of a Critical Employment Pathway for IOM Offenders in County Durham and Darlington, Soppitt, S., Irving, A., Lilley, S., Rowe, M. Nov 2015
  • Evaluation of the Recovery Support Service, Irving, A., Rowe, M., Soppitt, S. 1 Mar 2014


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