Luke Vinter is a Lecturer in Psychology, based within the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU). Before becoming a lecturer, Luke was a PhD researcher within SOCAMRU, and his research focussed on autism in the prison-based rehabilitation of individuals with sexual offence convictions. Luke's current research interests centre around vulnerable prisoner groups, sexual offending, and offender rehabilitation.
Luke teaches on a number of undergraduate and postgraduate psychology modules, including:
- Studies in Legal Psychology (Module Leader 2019/20)
- Psychological and Behavioural Difficulties in Childhood (Applied Child Psychology MSc)
- Contemporary Issues in Mental Health (Forensic Mental Health Msc, Psychological Wellbeing MSc)
- Psychology of the Family
Additionally, Luke supervises final year undergraduate and postgraduate Psychology research projects.
Luke was previously a Research Assistant with SOCAMRU, prior to commencing his PhD, where he worked, and continues to work closely on qualitative research projects pertaining to vulnerable prisoner populations in HMP Whatton and HMP Stafford, more specifically exploring the experiences of prisoners with Autism Spectrum Conditions and exploring experiences/understanding of Dementia among prison staff and prisoners.
Previous to his PhD at NTU and Psychology (Conversion) MSc at the University of Chester, Luke studied Law with Criminology BA at Aberystwyth University.
Luke’s current main research area is Forensic Psychology and he is a member of the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU). Luke currently is completing his PhD research, which is focussed on autism in the prison-based rehabilitation of individuals with sexual offence convictions.
Luke’s research interests include:
- Offender assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.
- Vulnerable prisoner groups.
- Autism and offending.
- Dementia in prison populations.
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