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Qualifications

PhD The New Economics of Community: Local Exchange and Trading Schemes (LETS)
PG Dip Social Research Methods
BSc (Hons) Sociology

About

Jo started her academic career at the University of Plymouth where she completed her first degree and Ph.D. Jo then worked as Research Officer for Gwent Probation Area looking at ‘Effective Practice’ and ‘What Works’ to reduce re-offending. She then returned back to academia and has been teaching at the University of Wales, Newport since July 2005. As well as teaching she remains research active and has been Principle Investigator on a number of projects including: Newport City Council (alcohol related violence), Working Links (on long term unemployment and drug misuse) and Lucy Faithfull Foundation (public perceptions of sex offenders). I am currently Principle Investigator evaluating the ‘Integrated Family Support Service’ (a new way of multi-agency working with high risk families) for Newport City Council and Social services. Jo has also recently co-authored two books Creative Work with Offenders (2009) with Willan Publishers and Sex Offenders: Punish, Help Change or Control’ (forthcoming Routledge).

Publications

Publications (within the last 5 years):

Brayford, J., Cowe, F. and Deering, J. (eds.) (forthcoming) Sex offenders: Punish, help, Change or Control, Oxon: Routledge
Brayford, J and Roberts, S. (forthcoming) ‘Female sexual offending: An Exploration of Current Knowledge’, in J. Brayford, C. Cowe and J. Deering (eds.) Sex Offending: Punish, Help Change or Control, Oxon: Routledge
Brayford, J., Cowe, F. and Deering, J. (eds.) (2009) What Else Works: Creative Work with offenders, Cullompton: Willan
Brayford, J and Holton, D. (2009) Dancing Through Gaps: A Welsh Approach to Personal Support in Custody with in J. Brayford, C. Cowe and J. Deering (eds.) What Else Works: Creative Work with offenders, Cullompton: Willan
Brayford, J. and Deering, J (2009) Student Perceptions of their Academic and Related Skills’, University of Wales, Newport
Brayford, J, Deering, J. and Jones, E (2009) Awareness of the Sexual Abuse of Children in Wales: Report of a Small Scale Study using Focus Groups, University of Wales, Newport
Brayford, J. and Deering, J. (2008) ‘Night-Time Economy’. An evaluation of a pilot project that aimed to reduce Alcohol-Related Violence in the City of Newport – The Night-Time Economy Project, University of Wales, Newport
Progress to Work: An Evaluation of One Approach to Unemployment in South East Wales (2006)
Brayford, J (2006) ASBOs: tackling social problems or creating criminals?, Bevan Foundation Review, Issue 8 pp. 44-45
Beak, K., Brayford, J., Cowe,F. and Deering, J. (2006) Progress to Work: An Evaluation of One Approach to Unemployment in South East Wales, University of Wales: Newport Centre for Criminal and Community Justice

Conference Papers Presented:

Brayford, J (2008) “Night time economy” and “alcohol related violence”, British Society of Criminology Conference, Huddersfield University
Brayford, J (2007) A presentation of the findings from an evaluation of Progress to Work one approach to unemployment in South east Wales, University of Wales
Brayford, J (2006) Perceptions and attitudes to anti-social behaviour: Findings from a local survey, Young People, Drugs and Anti-social Behaviour Conference, Newport Centre for Criminal and Community Justice

Annual Conference Organisation. University of Wales, Newport:>/h4>

2011 ‘Approaches to Social Problems: Community Safety and Cohesion’
2010 ‘Sex Offenders: Punish, Help, Change or Control’
2009 ‘Are There Links Between Drugs, Alcohol and Violent Crime?’
2008 ‘Creative Work with Offenders and Other Socially Excluded People’
2007 ‘Young People, drugs and anti-social behaviour’

Memberships

The Newport Centre for Criminal and Community Justice (NCCCJ)
The Centre of Critical Social Studies
British Society of Criminology
British Sociological Association
Welsh Centre for Criminal and Social Justice

Research

I am a sociological Criminologist. My research focuses on issues in the criminal justice system and associated social problems. My approach is interdisciplinary and, theory driven, policy relevant and applied. I have co-edited two books: What Else Works: Creative Work with Offenders and I am currently co-editing a book entitled Sex Offender: Punish, Help, Change or Control where I have co-written a chapter on female sexual offending. My focus has always been on inequality and vulnerable groups. I have undertaken extensive research and have worked in collaboration with a number of organisations including Newport City Council, Social Services, Working Links and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Grants Awarded:

Newport City Council and Social Services (£75,000). Evaluation of the ‘Integrated Family Support Service’. (current)

Lucy Faithfull Foundation (£13,200) Awareness of the Sexual Abuse of Children in Wales: Report of a Small Scale Study using Focus Groups. (June 2009)

University of Wales, Newport Learning and Teaching Grant (2009) Student Perceptions of their Academic and Related Skills’. (£4,000)

Newport City Council (£5,000) ‘Night-Time Economy’. An evaluation of a pilot project that aimed to reduce Alcohol-Related Violence in the City of Newport – The Night-Time Economy Project (2008)

Progress to Work: An Evaluation of One Approach to Unemployment in South East Wales (2006)

Research Degree Examiner:

Appointments: Plymouth University (2010 – ongoing). Sheffield Hallam University 2006 – 2010)

PhD Examinations

2008 Chair of PhD examination, University of Wales, Newport

2008 Chair of mock PhD examination, University of Wales, Newport

2007 Internal examiner of PhD student, University of Wales, Newport

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