Dr Suzanne Young

Dr Suzanne Young

Profile

I have been teaching in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and sociology for over 15 years. I am Chair of the BSC Learning and Teaching Network and Co-Director of the Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education. I use innovative methods of teaching and learning, with a particular focus on technology enhanced learning and communities of practice. I undertake research on learning and teaching in criminology with a focus on engagement, learning spaces and digital pedagogy. My leadership expertise in these areas led to me being awarded the 2017 Inspiring Teacher of the Year Award at Leeds Beckett, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018, winner of the University of Leeds Positive Impact award 2021, and awarded Faculty of Social Science (University of Leeds) Sustained Excellence Teaching Award 2022.

 

Responsibilities

  • Programme Manager for the BA Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Co-Director Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education

Research interests

I undertake projects on learning and teaching in criminology with a focus on engagement, learning spaces and digital pedagogy. I have carried out a range of pedagogy projects and listed below are the current projects I am working on:

  • Evaluating the use of digital interactive learning tools
  • Exploring lecture preferences for enhancing student experience
  • Understanding the landscape of UK criminology

I completed a LITE Fellowship in 2020/21 on The Expectations and Motivations of Criminology Students 

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://essl.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Qualifications

  • PhD Social Policy, University of Stirling
  • MSc Applied Social Research, University of Stirling
  • BA(Hons) Sociology and Criminology, University of Stirling
  • PG Certificate in Academic Practice, Leeds Beckett University

Professional memberships

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • British Society of Criminology

Student education

I coordinate modules and deliver teaching across several modules on the BA Criminal Justice and Criminology degree. I also contribute to the delivery of the MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology and MSc Security, Conflict and Justice postgraduate degrees. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and PGR studies.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
  • Centre for Innovation and Research in Legal Education