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Jessica Lomas


School of Social Sciences

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Dr Jessica Lomas is a Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University, specialising in Forensic Psychology. Jessica teaches on various modules, including; Analytical Thinking in Forensic Psychology, Developing Academic Skills in Psychology, and also Forensic Mental Health tutorials. Jessica supervises both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.

Career overview

Jessica graduated with a first class honours degree in psychology from the University of Manchester in 2015. Jessica continued to study at the University of Manchester for an MSc in Forensic Psychology and Mental Health. Following successful completion of this, Jessica went on to study her PhD within the Sexual Offences, Crime, and Misconduct Research Unit at Nottingham Trent University.

Jessica has also undertaken various teaching roles. Throughout her PhD studies, she worked as an Hourly Paid Lecturer at NTU. In 2019 Jessica began work as a Psychology Tutor within the Department for Lifelong Learning at The University of Sheffield. Jessica has also worked as a teaching associate at the University of Nottingham.

Stemming from her interests in applied psychology, Jessica also has experience working within prisons, community mental health services, secure hospitals, and for other voluntary sector organisations.

Research areas

Jessica's research interests focus around reintegration and resettlement issues for people with convictions. Jessica's PhD research explored the accommodation needs and experiences of people with sexual offence convictions. Her PhD was part-funded by the Safer Living Foundation charity, who aim to prevent sexual crimes.