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Last Updated

10/03/2019

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University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 7TS
United Kingdom

About Sue Bond-Taylor

Sue began academic life studying LLB Law at the University of Hull, and subsequently an MA in Criminology at the same university, for which she was awarded a distinction. She joined the University of Lincoln in 1998 as a part-time, associate lecturer in Criminology, and was made a permanent member of staff in 2005. Her 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, youth justice, 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 her pedagogic research interest in student voice, representation and engagement. Between 2011 and 2013, she 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 used this project to produce a thesis for her PhD, which she was awarded in 2018. This work has led Sue to identify the social and structural barriers to young people's development, and she has consequently initiated a Child Friendly City project for Lincoln, which seeks to bring together local authorities, education providers and local third sector and community organisations with a focus upon promoting children's rights and wellbeing. Sue's doctoral studies also led to a growing interest in Ethics of Care theories, which now inform her research, teaching and community practices. Sue has received a number of prizes for her work at the University: Individual Merit Award, University of Lincoln Individual Merit and Achievement Awards 2018. Staff Member of the Year Award, University of Lincoln Student Union Awards, 2017. Individual Merit Award, University of Lincoln Individual Merit and Achievement Awards, 2016

Department Responsibilities

Student Engagement Lead for the School of Social & Political Sciences - supporting staff and students to develop more collaborative ways of working, and chairing the staff-student Subject Committee. Lead for the University’s Student Engagement Special Interest Group: Collaboration. Link Tutor for the BA (hons) Social Science programme delivered by our partners, Lincoln College and North Lindsey College. Member of the College of Social Science Academic Affairs Committee.

Subject Specialism

Youth crime prevention, youth justice, anti-social behaviour, family interventions and ‘troubled’ families.

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Policy — University of Lincoln, 2018
  • LLB (hons) Law, University of Hull, 1995.
  • MA Criminology, University of Hull, 1997.

Awards

  • Pay day loans; an appropriate panacea to a student’s financial hardship? — Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme (Award £1000),
  • Valuing International Students in the Community — University of Lincoln Student Engagement Innovation Fund (Award £700),
  • Youth Justice: Constructing a ‘live’ module within a community of practice — University of Lincoln Fund for Educational Development (Award £1475),
  • Exploring the use of OER for embedding ‘employability’ in the undergraduate curriculum — Higher Education Academy (Award £5000, with Jill Jameson & Katie Strudwick),
  • Youth Services: Listening to Youth — ESRC Festival of Social Sciences (Award £1,416),
  • Youth Crime Prevention Service: An evaluation of preventative interventions — Lincolnshire Youth Offending Service (Award £3,780, with Prof Peter Somerville),
  • Evaluation of Families Working Together — Lincolnshire County Council (Award £23,020, with Prof Peter Somerville),
  • Criminology in the professions: Turning Academic Benchmarks into Employability skills — Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (CSAP) (Award £8,,

Consultancy

Member of the editorial board for Social Policy & Society.

Orcid ID

0000-0002-7379-2024

Research Interests

  • Sue's research addresses the wellbeing and support needs of vulnerable children and young people. This includes research on family intervention and support services, youth justice and anti-social behaviour services, and child friendly city initiatives.

Research Projects

  • How Content do Victims of Youth Crime Feel with the Joint Diversionary Panel process? — awarded £1000 by Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme in 2019
  • Engaging Schools with a Children’s Rights Initiative for Lincoln — awarded £1000 by Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme in 2017
  • Imagining a Child Friendly Lincoln — awarded £800 by ESRC Festival of Social Science in 2017
  • Lincolnshire Young People’s Crime Advisory Panel: Gathering young people’s attitudes to and experiences of policing in Lincolnshire — awarded £1000 by Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme in 2016
  • Valuing International Students in the Community — awarded £700 by University of Lincoln Student Engagement Innovation Fund in 2014
  • Youth Justice: Constructing a ‘Live’ Module within a Community of Practice — awarded £1475 by University of Lincoln Fund for Educational Development in 2014
  • Pay Day Loans: An Appropriate Panacea for a Student’s Financial Hardship? — awarded £1000 by Undergraduate Research Opportunities Scheme in 2014
  • Exploring the use of OER for embedding ‘employability’ in the undergraduate curriculum — awarded £5000 by Higher Education Academy in 2012
  • Evaluation of Families Working Together — awarded £23020 by Lincolnshire County Council in 2011
  • Youth Crime Prevention Service: An evaluation of preventative interventions — awarded £3780 by Lincolnshire County Council in 2011
  • Youth Services: Listening to Youth — awarded £1416 by ESRC Festival of Social Science in 2011
  • Criminology in the professions: Turning Academic Benchmarks into Employability skills — awarded £8300 by Higher Education Academy Subject Network for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics (CSAP) in 2009

Research in the Lincoln Repository


Degree Responsibilities

  • Academic Link Tutor to Partner Colleges - BA (Hons) Social Science (delivered at North Lindsey College and Lincoln College) — 2013 to Present

Module Responsibilities

  • Module Co-ordinator - Youth, Culture & Resistance — 2011 to Present
  • Module Co-ordinator - Youth Justice — 2015 to Present
  • Module Co-ordinator - Gender, Deviance, Crime & Society — 2018 to Present
  • Lecturer and Seminar Leader - Criminology in the Professions — 2010 to Present
  • Lecturer and Seminar Leader - Critiquing Criminological Theory — 2018 to Present
  • Lecturer and Seminar Leader - Children, Families & the State — 2019 to Present

Professional Affiliations

  • Social Policy Association — member

Activities

Chair of the Steering Group for Children of Lincoln, a multi-agency Child Friendly City initiative for Lincoln. Member of Editorial Board for the journal Social Policy & Society from 2014 to 2018. Member of National Association of Youth Justice. JISC/SEDA Institutional Change Leader Award (completed 2015).