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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
United Kingdom

About Danielle Kettleborough

Prior to commencing my current position, I worked across a number of secure services, working with individuals with offending histories, mental illness, personality disorder and/or intellectual disabilities.  My doctoral research is looking at individuals who engage in online sex offences against minors, specifically those that become involved in accessing and/or downloading Child Sexual Exploitation Material (CSEM).  I am a member of onlinePROTECT [Pathways of Risk and Offender Typologies in the Exploitation of Children through Technology], a research and consultation programme on online child protection, led by Dr Hannah Merdian and Prof Derek Perkins. For more details, please visit

Department Responsibilities

Risk Perception, Assessment, and Management module lead Research Skills 2 supervisor Dissertation supervisor for final year undergraduate students Personal tutor for undergraduate students

Subject Specialism

Forensic Psychology


  • MSc Forensic Psychology — University of Lincoln, 2013
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology — University of Lincoln, 2010


onlinePROTECT provides training events and consultations for professionals working with online sex offenders and their victims. More details can be found on and @online_PROTECT

Research Interests

  • Forensic Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology

Research Projects

  • What motivates and facilitates offences related to child sexual exploitation material? A comparison with a German sample of “undetected” offenders — awarded £723 by National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers in 2015

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations