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Prof Sarah Soppitt

Professor

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.

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  • Improving the Hope of Young People Impacted by Serious Violence and Child Criminal Exploitation: Full Report May 2024, Oswald, R., Soppitt, S., Walker, S., Irving, A. 17 May 2024
  • “Improving the Hope of Young People impacted by Serious Violence and Child Criminal Exploitation”. Interim Report April 2023, Oswald, R., Walker, S., Soppitt, S., Irving, A. 4 Jun 2024
  • ‘Safe spaces and places’: the value of design-led methodologies in developing online narratives, Oswald, R., Soppitt, S., Spencer, N., Powell, L., Richardson, C., Coombs, S. 3 May 2024, In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology
  • The Digital Turn in Social Work Education and Practice, Toros, K., Falch-Eriksen, A., Lehtme, R., Saia, K., McInnes, A., Soppitt, S., Oswald, R., Walker, S. 27 Sep 2023, Smart Learning Ecosystems as Engines of the Green and Digital Transition, Singapore, Springer
  • Condemned to precarity? Criminalised youths, social enterprise and the sub-precariat, Soppitt, S., Oswald, R., Walker, S. 15 Jun 2022, In: Social Enterprise Journal
  • Serious Youth Violence and First Time Entrants to the Youth Justice Service in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Serious Youth Violence Pathfinder (April 2022), Soppitt, S., Oswald, R., Powell, L., Spencer, N., Richardson, C. 19 Aug 2022
  • 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: Can the new Police Education Qualifications Framework in England and Wales succeed where others have faltered, Ramshaw, P., Soppitt, S. 1 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Police Science and Management

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


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