Dr Anamaria Oprea

Job: VC2020 Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH

T: 0116 201 3820

E: anamaria.szabo@dmu.ac.uk

W: dmu.academia.edu/AnamariaSzabo/


Personal profile

Dr. Anamaria Szabo has a Bachelor degree in Social Work, an MA in Community Justice and a PhD in Sociology. She currently holds a VC2020 Lectureship in Social Work with De Montfort University in Leicester, UK. She is also a trained professional mediator and member of the EFRJ since 2006.

Research group affiliations

Social Work

Research interests/expertise

Social Work

Restorative Justice

Criminal Justice

Areas of teaching

Social Work

Research Methodology


BA in Social Work

MA in Community Justice

PhD in Sociology

Courses taught

Research Informed Practice

Membership of professional associations and societies

European Forum for Restorative Justice, member since September 2006

Professional licences and certificates

Mediator, registered with the Romanian Mediation Council since January 2014

Social Worker, registered with the National College of Social Workers in Romania since October 2012

Conference attendance

The 9th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice ‘Realising Restorative Justice: Human Rights and Personal Realities’, 22-24 June 2016, Leiden, Netherlands, Bringing justice back in the community, Anamaria Szabo, paper presentation.

Joint World Conference of the International Associations of Schools of Social Work, International Council on Social Welfare & International Federation of Social Workers ‘Social Work, Education and Social Development’, 9-12 July 2014, Melbourne, Australia, Health promotion needs of young prisoners in Romania. Addressing the challenge through education, Anamaria Szabo, paper presentation.

The 8th International Conference of the European Forum for Restorative Justice ‘Beyond Crime. Pathways to Desistance, Social Justice and Peacebuilding’, 11-14 June 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Moral development and norm violation. Developing an experimental scheme and arguments for a restorative justice based desistance model, Anamaria Szabo, paper presentation.

Recent research outputs

Szabo, A. (2015). Restorative justice in a climate of liberal changes: the case of Romania. Restorative Justice: An International Journal, 3(3), 405-413. doi:10.1080/20504721.2015.1109353.

Szabo, A., & Nistor, G. (2014). Training prison staff on issues of young prisoners’ health needs. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 142, 570-577. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.668.

Consultancy work

Expert with the National Administration of Penitentiaries in Romania for the development of a risk assessment tool, since October 2013

Externally funded research grants information

Permeability of social systems: Using restorative justice practices in cases of child protection in Vermont, US, U.S. Department of State in cooperation with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) and the Romanian – U.S. Fulbright Commission, Senior Fulbright Research Award, January-July 2015, Research Affiliate based at the College of Education and Social Sciences, University of Vermont

Professional esteem indicators

Social Work Review (ISSN 1583-0608), Executive Chief Editor since August 2010

Law, Politics, Administration (ISSN 2367-4601), Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board since September 2015