Staff profile

Dr Joanna Adhikari


Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

Subject

Criminology and Policing

College

College of Business, Law and Social Sciences

Department

Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School

Campus

One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus

Email

j.adhikari@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a lecturer in Criminal Psychology with research interests in the areas of aggression and impulsivity, domestic abuse perpetration and victimisation, coercive control, and safeguarding adult and child victims of domestic abuse and risk assessing. From conducting mixed method research designs I have experience in interviewing adult and child research participants, rapport building, large-scale questionnaire studies, SPSS, Qualtrics, NVivo, EPrime, Visio, interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA), narrative and thematic analysis as well as using creative strategies with child participants, such as art and sand-play.

I am a trustee at the Rosalie Ryrie Foundation in Wakefield, a charity who aims to break the cycle of controlling, abusive and conforming behaviours in families. In addition, I have spent time as an Appropriate Adult, which involves providing additional support to vulnerable adults and children in police custody during their police interviews, as well as being a project worker in supported housing, working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

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Recent publications

Coxhead, J. & Adhikari, J.E.V. (2018, April 5th). The Research Inspector: Beyond the DASH (Executive Feature). Police Professional, Issue 600