Melindy Brown

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Lecturer in Criminology, Co-Level 4 Tutor

School of Social Sciences
Email:
melindy.brown@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)121 331 6517

Melindy completed her Bachelor (Honours) in Criminology degree at the University in 2015.  She also took part in the annual student versus prisoner’s debate at HMP Grendon on the topic of ‘whether the prison service is in crisis or not’. Melindy was one of two who won the debate for the first time in nearly 10 years. She then went on to further her studies at the University and achieve a Distinction in her Master (Honours) in Criminology degree in 2016. 

Currently, Melindy is completing her PhD, focusing on the support within the community for released prisoners whose substance misuse has played a factor in their offence. Furthermore, she is also a Group Chair and prison befriender for the New Bridge foundation, an organisation that brings members of the public and prisoners together in writing letters to one another and engaging in prison visits.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Melindy has worked alongside her studies in numerous roles, as a Research Assistant, Student Success Advisor and Visiting Lecturer. At present, Melindy works as a Lecturer in Criminology, assisting with teaching, research and administrative responsibilities. Melindy has recently achieved the Dean’s Award for Excellent Contribution to the School of Sciences.

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