Carmel

I am a mature student and a full-time carer who has just commenced a socio-legal pathway PhD with a focus on race discrimination and criminal justice in Wales.

I recently completed an MA in Black Studies at Birmingham City University and successfully obtained a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Youth Justice prior.

Aside from my academic journey I am a fully qualified, Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate supporting individuals who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, working closely with Criminal Justice Agencies to advocate on their behalf. 

My overarching aim is to become a Criminology lecturer with a focus on Black studies, to share the knowledge I have learnt with others and add my name to the diversity figures in higher education as a Black Woman.

A Black curriculum has become mandatory in Wales, and I believe all students should have the opportunity to study this at university level within Wales.

I joined the Black Criminology Network as I am committed to sharing the expertise, I have gained over the years in my personal and professional life and supporting future Criminology students to realise their potential. As well as building on my knowledge from other like-minded individuals who share the same passion and commitment as myself.