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Rebecca Crookes

Research Assistant

My Research Vision

I am aware of the wealth of research still needed to improve prevention and treatment of sexual offending, despite the body of work, which has already been put into practice. Sexual offending is the subject in which I have been particularly interested, through my undergraduate and postgraduate studies to my current position as a researcher. I have taken advantage of opportunities to attend national and international conferences in order to examine work that is currently being developed and implemented and this has inspired me in my own research ideas. I consider that my research is leading me towards a PhD. 


Rebecca completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology with Forensic Psychology in 2012 at the University of Lincoln, followed by a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology at the same university in 2014. Though Rebecca has varied research interests within forensic psychology, much of her areas of focus lie within sexual offending. Being a research assistant on a project led to a Masters thesis exploring the role of Narrative Child Sexual Exploitation Material within child sexual offending, and Rebecca presented the findings from the original project at the NOTA Conference in September 2013. Since then, Rebecca joined Coventry University as a Research Assistant, working on various research projects in the Research Centre for Psychology, Behaviour and Achievement. Much of the research Rebecca works on focuses on sexual offending and violence and interpersonal aggression, with the hopes of completing a PhD by portfolio.

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Research Assistant

Building: James Starley
Room: JSG12