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Lynne Reynolds

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

Lynne Reynolds

I have been teaching criminology in a number of educational settings since I qualified with a degree in criminology in 2007. I developed a keen interest in many aspects of criminology, the criminal justice system and mental health in relation to criminal behaviour.  I am also interested in Human Trafficking in particular the trafficking of infants into and within the UK.   In addition I am also interested in the multi agency approach towards ex-offenders, their rehabilitation and generally the ‘end to end’ management of offenders.

I also have an interest in research to do with teaching and learning. In 2014 – 15 I was involved within a university working group project which focused upon developing essential academic skills within a diverse student body.

I am now the Course Coordinator for the Foundation Degree program (ASS Cluster). But I have been a Senior Lecturer in Criminology for a number of years now and enjoy adopting a creative and innovative approach to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I actively encourage students to transfer their learning from a surface approach to a deeper approach to learning so that they can develop  transferable knowledge and essential academic skills in order to progress. I also firmly believe that effective and efficient pedagogical practice allows students torealise their own potential, needs and future aspirations in order to develop a sense of ‘graduateness’ whilst developing useful skills for employment .

The course units that I design and teach and my research are deeply intertwined. I passionately believe that the realties of our contemporary world and its challenges and problems make criminology one of the most important areas within all of the social sciences.


  • B. A (Hons) Criminology, first Class award, Gill Blowers Prize.
  • PGCAP, 2010 completed first of 2 units- Effective Academic practice. University of Bedfordshire, Luton, Beds, UK.  Included studies upon reflective and practical development of pedagogic practice and the development of an E-Portfolio.
  • PGCAP, 2012 completed second of 2 units – Enhancing Learner Development.  University of Bedfordshire, Luton, Beds, UK.  Studies included collaborative learning, self regulation, and an independent Action Research Project.

Teaching Expertise

  • Associate of the Higher Education Academy (2010)
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (September 2012 to date)

Research Interests

  • Human Trafficking, in particular the trafficking of young people under 10 years of age.
  • The multi agency approach towards ex-offenders, their rehabilitation and generally the ‘end to end’ management of offenders.
  • Mental health in relation to the criminal justice system and the offending population
  • Teaching and learning.
  • I am happy to undertake other research if needed.


Over the past 5 years I have been involved in the following projects:

  • Working Group: Collaborate
  • Assisting the Access To Partnership Office: Taster Workshops.
  • StEPS project working group: English for University Purposes.
  • Curriculum development and design.
  • Working group: Recruitment and marketing

External Roles

  • Member of Howard League for Penal Reform 2013-date
  • Member of NWG Network 2015 – date
  • External moderation panel member (FE college) 2015 to date


  • Reynolds, L (2013) Enhancing learner knowledge and the application of that knowledge via computer based assessment.’ Journal of Pedagogic Development. Vol 3 Issue 1, March 2013. Eds: Andrea Raiker and David Mathew

Contact details

T: +44 (0)1582 743218

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