Vicki took up her post as Lecturer in Psychology in 2018. She has a degree in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Derby, an MA in Research Methods (Sociology) from the University of Nottingham, and a PhD from the School of Social Work at UEA. Her PhD looked at violence in teenage intimate relationships using a mixed methods approach. Prior to her PhD, Vicki worked as a Supervisor and Researcher in a research social enterprise which formed part of a wider charitable organisation in Great Yarmouth.

Vicki is interested in the use of qualitative methods and has recently worked as a Qualitative Research Associate in the Norwich Medical School on the PERFECTED study, a National Institute for Health Research funded programme aimed at improving acute hospital care for people with Dementia who break their hip.

Academic Background



PhD Social Work, University of East Anglia

PG Cert Online and Distance Education, The Open University

MA Research Methods, University of Nottingham

BA Hons (First Class) Sociology and Criminology, University of Derby


Teaching experience

Lecturer in Psychology, UEA (August 2018-Present).

Associate Lecturer (Social Science) The Open University (April 2010-present).

Associate Tutor, School of Psychology, UEA (January 2011-May 2018).

Module Leader, Applied Psychological Sciences, School of Psychology, UEA (January 2017-June 2017).

Lecturer in Health and Social Care and Health Studies, City College Norwich (August 2015-February 2016).

Module Leader, Crime and Punishment, School of Psychology, UEA (September 2014-June 2015).

Module Leader, The Child in Society, School of Psychology, UEA (January 2014-June 2014).


Research experience

Research Associate (qualitative) on the PERFECTED Study, Norwich Medical School, UEA (January 2017-August 2018).

Senior Research Associate, School of Psychology, UEA (April 2014-May 2015).

Research Team Leader and Senior Researcher, Priory Research Services, Great Yarmouth Community Trust (August 2009-September 2010).

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