Dr Suzanne Young

Profile

I joined the School of Law in summer 2018. I have been teaching in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and sociology for the past twelve years having lectured at the University of Stirling, Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Glasgow and Leeds Beckett University. I am the British Society of Criminology's joint co-ordinator of the Yorkshire and Humberside regional group and I am on the steering committee for the BSC Learning and Teaching Network. I use innovative methods of teaching and learning, with a particular focus on technology enhanced learning and communities of practice. My leadership expertise in these areas led to me being awarded the 2017 Inspiring Teacher of the Year Award at Leeds Beckett and I was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2018. 

Research interests

I undertake research on learning and teaching in criminology with a focus on engagement, learning spaces and digital pedagogy. My research involves a range of approaches; qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods.  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
  • Evaluation of the Leeds Beckett Prison: Learning Together module
  • Understanding the landscape of UK criminology
<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
  • European Society of Criminology

Student education

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

Research groups and institutes

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