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Luke Vinter


School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Luke is an Hourly Paid Lecturer, currently teaching on two postgraduate modules:

  • Clinical Research Methods In Psychology
  • Clinical Aspects of Behavioural Disorders

Career overview

Luke was previously a Research Assistant with SOCAMRU, prior to commencing  his PhD, where he worked, and continue to work, closely on research projects in HMP Whatton exploring the experiences of prisoners with ASD and experiences / understanding of Dementia in the prison.

Research areas

Luke’s main research area is Forensic Psychology and he is a member of the Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU). More specifically, Luke currently conducts PhD research, exploring the effectiveness of treatment for sexual offenders with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Luke’s research interests include:

  • Offender assessment, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Vulnerable prisoners
  • ASD in offenders
  • Dementia in prison populations

Sponsors and collaborators

HMP Whatton

HMP Stafford.

Course(s) I teach on

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    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2018

  • Student using laptop
    Postgraduate taught / Professional | Full-time / Part-time | 2018

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    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2018