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Dr Ferhat Tura

Research Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Role

I am a Research Fellow for the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families. My 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

I graduated from Cardiff University with a Masters in Crime, Safety and Justice (Merit) in 2015. I obtained my PhD in Criminology from Nottingham Trent University in 2019. Whilst doing my PhD, I worked as a Research Fellow for the Quantitative and Spatial Criminology Research Group at Nottingham Trent University.  In January 2019, I joined the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families as a Research Fellow. I taught/teach Introduction to Criminal Justice System, Explaining Criminal Behaviour, and Research Methods and Analytics for Managers modules at undergraduate level and International Law Enforcement and Crime, Community and Neighbourhood modules at postgraduate level at Nottingham Trent University. I am an ONS (Office for National Statistics) approved researcher.

Research areas

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

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Tura, F., Hunter, J., Thompson, R., and Tseloni, A. (2022) Identifying the adoption of policing styles: A methodology for determining the commitment to Problem-Oriented Policing amongst police forces in England and Wales. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paac021

Tura, F., Wood, C., Thompson, R., and Lushey, C. (2021) Evaluating the impact of a book gifting scheme on the reading behaviours of parents and young children. Early years: An International Research Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/09575146.2021.1908234

Reports

Bickerton, C., Lushey, C., Paechter, C., and Tura, F. (2022) Evaluation of Small Steps Big Changes: Report on attempt to apply Cost-Benefit Analysis. A report prepared for the Small Steps Big Changes Organisation, Nottingham, UK.

Toft, A., Lushey, C., Tura, F., Newham, K., Slater, J., Jameel, A., Law, S., Rathore, G., Cooper, S., Fleming, J., Wood J., and Paechter, C. (2020) Evaluation of Small Steps Big Changes: Annual report 2020. A report prepared for the Small Steps Big Changes Organisation, Nottingham, UK.

Tura, F., Wood, C., Lushey, C., Paechter, C., and Wood, J. (2020) Evaluation of Small Steps Big Changes: Interim report 2020. A report prepared for the Small Steps Big Changes Organisation, Nottingham, UK.

Lushey, C., Tura, F., Paechter, C., and Wood, J. (2019) Evaluation of Small Steps Big Changes: Annual report 2019. A report prepared for the Small Steps Big Changes Organisation, Nottingham, UK.

Tseloni, A. and Tura, F. (2019) Neighbourhood Watch Membership: Trends, obstacles, members’ and potential members’ profiles. A report for the Neighbourhood Watch Network, London, UK. Available at: Neighbourhood Watch Membership_Public.pdf (ourwatch.org.uk)

PhD thesis

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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