Staff profile

Juliet Marvin

Associate Lecturer in Forensic Psychology


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care



I am an associate lecturer and PhD student with previous experience working in education, the homeless and vulnerable sector, housing management, and in the prison system. I returned to University to complete a Criminology degree and went on to do my MSc in Forensic and Criminal Psychology. I am passionate about evidence-led policy and practice, particularly in the criminal justice sector, therefore, my research aim is to influence this.

I love the outdoors, animals, walking, cycling, anything that involves fresh air. I have a dog and two cats and a selection of tarantulas (no, really, I do). My first tarantula was a Mexican red rump called Diego. He is about five inches long now but he still has a couple more inches to grow.

I am in my eighth year at the University both as a student and a member of staff in a number of roles. I hope to continue lecturing in Forensic Psychology once my PhD is completed. I have a passion for teaching alongside research so, hopefully, my future will incorporate both.

Thesis title 

An exploratory mixed-methods study of the experience of prisoners identified to be at risk of or already displaying violence to self or others, in the women’s prison estate. 


Teaching responsibilities

I module lead Applications of Psychology in the Criminal Justice System at L3, and workshop lead Does Psychology Matter at L4, and Qualitative Research Methods at L5. I also supervise dissertations at both L6, and L7, on campus and online. I am the outreach lead for Forensic Psychology.