About Sue Bond-Taylor
I began academic life studying Law at the University of Hull, initially with the aim of entering the legal profession, but following a change of direction went on to complete an MA in Criminology at the same university, for which I was awarded a distinction. I joined the University of Lincoln in 1998 as a part-time lecturer in Criminology, whilst juggling life with small children and was made a permanent member of staff in 2005. I live in Lincoln with my husband and two sons. I am a member of Hykeham Sailing Club where I am learning the art of dinghy sailing. Whilst on dry land, I enjoy running.
My research explores the intersection between criminology and social policy, particularly as it relates to disadvantaged children, young people and families, with a focus upon the areas of youth crime prevention, anti-social behaviour, and family interventions. More broadly, it has also explored issues of youth participation, empowerment and access to services and this area ties in with my pedagogic research interest in student voice, representation and engagement. Between 2011 and 2013, I led the University’s evaluation of Lincolnshire County Council’s Community Budget Pilot for supporting families with complex needs, which provided the foundations for developing their Troubled Families service, and I continue to analyse the data from this research as part of my doctoral studies.
I am module co-ordinator for the level 2 module Youth, Culture & Resistance which offers a sociological exploration of youth cultures and identities, within the contemporary contexts of globalisation, consumerism and technological advances. I am currently developing a new Youth Justice module in collaboration with students and local Youth Offending Service professionals which will commence in 2016 and focuses on active learning through discovery.
I contribute towards a number of other undergraduate modules, including Images of Crime & Social Control and Applying Research at level one, and Applying Criminology and Criminology in the Professions at level two. At post-graduate level, I co-ordinate the module Issues in Crime & Social Justice and contribute to Children & Social Justice for the MA Globalising Justice programme.
I act as the School’s Student Engagement Champion, supporting staff and students to develop more collaborative ways of working. I am also the Admissions Tutor for Criminology, and am an active member of the School’s Liaison team, visiting schools and providing taster events at the university. I co-ordinate the use of Blackboard ( University of Lincoln’s VLE) within the school, including the Getting Started resources for new students to prepare them for University life. In addition, I am the link tutor for the BA (hons) Social Science programme delivered by our partners, Lincoln College and North Lindsey College.
Youth crime prevention, anti-social behaviour, family interventions and ‘troubled’ families.
LLB (hons) Law, University of Hull, 1995.
MA Criminology, University of Hull, 1997.
Pay day loans; an appropriate panacea to a student’s financial hardship?
— Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (Award £1000), 2014
Valuing International Students in the Community
— University of Lincoln Student Engagement Innovation Fund (Award £700), 2014
Youth Justice: Constructing a ‘live’ module within a community of practice
— University of Lincoln Fund for Educational Development (Award £1475), 2014
Exploring the use of OER for embedding ‘employability’ in the undergraduate curriculum
— Higher Education Academy (Award £5000, with Jill Jameson & Katie Strudwick), 2012
Youth Services: Listening to Youth
— ESRC Festival of Social Sciences (Award £1,416), 2011
Youth Crime Prevention Service: An evaluation of preventative interventions
— Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service (Award £3,780, with Prof Peter Somerville), 2011
Evaluation of Families Working Together
— Lincolnshire County Council (Award £23,020, with Prof Peter Somerville), 2011
Criminology in the professions: Turning Academic Benchmarks into Employability skills
— Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (CSAP) (Award £8,, 2009
Social Policy Association
External Activities and Consultancy
Member of the editorial board for Social Policy & Society.