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Pippa Goodfellow

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health


Pippa Goodfellow is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology. Pippa teaches across all years on the BA Hons in Youth Justice course, as well as undertaking academic research and external engagement activity.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU Pippa managed youth justice policy and programmes at Nacro, the social justice charity, including the Beyond Youth Custody partnership programme. Her employment experience includes a Home Office national programme aimed at tackling serious youth violence, criminal intelligence analysis for the Metropolitan Police, crime reduction within a key London local authority and working for a Member of Parliament at the House of Commons.

Research areas

Pippa’s research interests include custody and resettlement, girls in the youth justice system and the politics of youth crime. In 2016 Pippa was granted a sponsored research fellowship by the Griffins Society at the University of Cambridge, titled ‘Examining the use of penal custody for girls in a changing youth justice landscape’. She is currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Children and Young People's Services at the University of Bedfordshire under the supervision of Professor John Pitts and Dr Tim Bateman, titled ‘An exploration of factors influencing the recent levels of incarceration of girls in England and Wales’.

External activity

Pippa is a Trustee of the National Association of Youth Justice and an Associate Member of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice. She is also a member of the Youth Justice Board’s Workforce Development Council, Resettlement Working Group and Victim’s Reference Group. Pippa is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Safer Communities Journal and the Advisory Group for a Nuffield funded research project into the pathways of Looked After Children into and out of custody.

Press expertise

Pippa is available to comment on Crime, Criminal Jusice Policy, Society, Public Sector and Youth.

Course(s) I teach on

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    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019