Meet the Team

Arden University’s Criminology and Law teams are made up of a group of lecturers with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Here to ensure that you gain the skills and expertise needed by employers, this team of enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers have each helped to shape and design each module, alongside industry-leading professionals.   

Whether you’re starting an undergraduate degree in criminology or you’re looking to develop your career as a lawyer with an LLB qualification, Arden’s School of Criminal Justice School of Law will help you make an immediate and real impact in any career path you choose. Whatever degree you’re studying, our lecturers aim to deliver high-value programmes that provide students with the skills employers are looking for. 

You can meet the team behind your degree below. 


Dr. Emma Winlow

Dr. Emma Winlow

Head of School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Emma Winlow obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Criminology and Crime & Justice from the University of Chester and completed her PhD at the University of Gloucestershire. A public criminologist, Emma has extensive leadership and management experience in higher education and is passionate about accessibility, inclusion, and employability in teaching and learning. She established the School of Criminal Justice with these practices in mind. Emma is also a member of the British Society of Criminology and the British Society of Criminology's Teaching and Learning Network.


Arden Criminology Lecturer Dr. Marsh

Dr. Kimberley Marsh

Deputy Head of School - Criminal Justice  

Dr Kimberley Marsh founded Arden’s Criminology and Social Science Research Group and is the coordinator for guest speakers within the department. She has taught on several different modules in Criminology at Arden University and The University of Manchester. In addition, she has carried out government-funded research, looking into improving the life chances of looked after children and care leavers in the UK. Kimberley's research interests focus on attachment, parenting styles, and behavioural responses. 


Harriet Jones

Harriet Jones 

Deputy Head of School - Law

Harriet is a law academic and former associate head with a focus on access to justice, mediation, and practical legal training. She is an RICS accredited mediator who is hoping to start a PhD on international mediation and access to justice.

Harriet graduated from the University of Hull with a LLB Law (Hons) degree and later went on to achieve a Bar Professional Training Course. Harriet was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2012 and continues to be very actively involved with the legal profession. Prior to entering academia, Harriet worked in the voluntary sector as a campaigns officer and as a legal adviser. Now, Harriet is responsible for the management and academic delivery of the LLB Law programmes at Arden University. She is currently working to improve key metrics within the Law programmes to ensure our programme portfolio reflects changes to professional legal education.


Dr Shannon DeBlasio

Dr. Shannon DeBlasio

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Shannon DeBlasio is a senior lecturer within the School of Psychology and Social Sciences, teaching criminology and forensic psychology modules and working to support students through their BSc and MSc studies. Before joining Arden, Shannon worked within the prison estate. She spent seven years in a category B male prison undertaking a series of roles including treatment managing the offender behaviour change programmes, working non-operationally as a substance misuse practitioner, and within the security department as an intelligence analyst.

Her research interests lie within the experience of offending, particularly sexual and violent crimes. Shannon’s PhD thesis explored the criminal narratives, emotions, and individual differences of 120 men who had been found guilty of a sexual or acquisitive offence within the UK.


Dr. Jane Donoghue

Dr. Jane Donoghue

Senior Lecturer 

Dr. Jane Donoghue is a senior lecturer in Criminology at Arden University. Her research is multi-disciplinary in nature, with a particular focus on criminal justice policy and practice, both nationally and internationally. Jane has published widely on criminal justice responses to offending and has conducted research on a range of different topics, including virtual courts and sentencing, anti-social behaviour, and youth justice. She currently specialises in the evolution of digital criminal justice praxis, and its consequences and future implications for systems of justice globally.


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