Rebecca Lievesley is a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in psychology, specialising in forensic psychology.
She is the Associate Course Leader for the MSc Forensic Psychology and teaches on a number of postgraduate modules including ‘Professional Forensic Practice’ and is the module lead for ‘Mixed Methods’.
She also teaches on a range of undergraduate psychology modules, being the lead for ‘Psychopathology and Offending Behaviour’ and ‘Psychology of Sexual Offending’ as well as a tutor and supervisor for thirds year projects. In addition she also supervises a number of PhD students on forensic projects.
Rebecca has worked and researched within the Criminal Justice System for many years having been employed as a Research Fellow for the Sexual Offences Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU) prior to becoming a lecturer.
Rebecca is a member of the Sexual Offences Crime and Misconduct Research Unit (SOCAMRU) and is involved in a range of applied research projects and evaluations, with findings having been disseminated internationally.
Her research work and interests include:
- Reoffending and desistance in short sentenced offenders
- Evaluation of pharmacological treatment with convicted sexual offenders
- Sexual preoccupation and hypersexuality in sexual offenders
- Evaluation of Circles of Support and Accountability
- Exploring religiosity in sexual offenders
- Prevention of sexual offending
- Non-offending populations with self identified paedophilia
- Offender rehabilitation, resettlement and desistance
- Co-founder and Trustee of the Safer Living Foundation Charity
- Research collaborations with HMP Whatton, HMP Nottingham, HMP Lowdham Grange, Rampton High Secure Hospital, HMP Stocken and Nottinghamshire Offender Healthcare
- Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP)
Sponsors and collaborators
Research collaborations with:
- HMP Whatton
- HMP Nottingham
- HMP Stocken
- HMP Lowdham Grange
- Rampton High Secure Hospital
- Nottinghamshire Police and Probation
- National Offender Management Service
- Ministry of Justice
- Nottinghamshire Offender Healthcare