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Dr Ferhat Tura

Research Fellow

School of Social Sciences


Dr Ferhat Tura is a Research Fellow for the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families. His current role involves evaluating the Small Steps Big Changes programme, which is a programme of activities designed to improve various outcomes of children in Nottingham.

Career overview

Ferhat graduated from Cardiff University with a Masters in Crime, Safety and Justice (Merit) in 2015. He obtained his PhD in Criminology from Nottingham Trent University in 2019. Whilst doing his PhD, he worked as a Research Assistant for the Quantitative and Spatial Criminology Research Group at Nottingham Trent University. Ferhat also taught Explaining Criminal Behaviour and Introduction to Criminal Justice System modules at Nottingham Trent University. In January 2019, he joined the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families. He is an ONS (Office for National Statistics) approved researcher.

Research areas

Ferhat is interested in early childhood development, criminology, victimology, and policing. Ferhat is currently working on the evaluation of various projects as part of the Small Steps Big Changes programme. He is also investigating crime against children in England and Wales employing quantitative research methods (e.g., generalised linear mixed models and multilevel statistical modelling).


Tseloni, A. and Tura, F., 2019. Neighbourhood Watch Membership: Trends, obstacles, members’ and potential members’ profiles. A report for the Neighbourhood Watch Network. Available at:

Tura, F., 2019. Exploring the role of problem-oriented policing in the burglary drop in England and Wales. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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