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    Dr Helen Elfleet is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Her research and teaching interests include imprisonment and post-release experience, the penal voluntary sector, gender-specific governance, neoliberalism, austerity, mental health problems, and governmentality. She has authored book chapters and articles for academic journals and has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences. Her recent research focused on the role and function of a post-Corston Report (2007) women’s centre for formerly imprisoned women with mental health problems. 

    She is a member of The European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control.

    Research interests

    Gender responsive governance; neoliberalism; governmentality; mental health problems; post release experience; and imprisonment. 

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Criminology, PhD, Gender Responsivity in a Women's Centre: Post Release Experiences after the Corston Report, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 3 Jun 2019

    Criminology, MRes, Gender Responsive Penality: A Feminist Abolitionist Analysis of Official Penal Discourse on Women’s Imprisonment Post Corston (2007), University of Central Lancashire

    Award Date: 20 Jan 2014

    PGCert, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, Edge Hill University

    Criminology and Criminal Justice, BA, University of Central Lancashire


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