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    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

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    Mrs Danielle Kettleborough

    Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

    School of Psychology
    College of Social Science

    About Danielle Kettleborough

    I gained both my BSc (Clinical Psychology) and my MSc (Forensic Psychology) from the University of Lincoln. 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 supervised by Dr Hannah Merdian (University of Lincoln), Dr Amanda Roberts (University of Lincoln), and Prof Derek Perkins (West London Mental Health NHS Trust) and 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

    I teach a 3rd year module on Risk Perception, Assessment, and I am a Research Skills 2 supervisor. In addition, I supervise dissertation projects, and I am a 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

    Professional Affiliations

    External Activities and Consultancy

    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 Group Memberships

    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

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