Ms Daniella Nudd

Job: Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: 0116 250 6181



Personal profile

Daniella Nudd prevously worked for the Probation Service in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire for 18 years. She has experience as a Probation Officer and Senior Probation Officer in sentence management settings.

Daniella worked for Derbyshire Probation Trust prior to the implementation of Transforming Rehabilitation (TR). Following TR and in 2015, Daniella was assigned to work for Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland Community Rehabilitation Company (DLNR CRC) Here she worked predominantly in Nottingham City, co-managing the generic sentence management team. Here the service user profile was mixed with all the complexities of an inner-city caseload.

Daniella joined De Montfort University in January 2021 as a Lecturer. She is involved with the delivery of the Probation Qualifications pathways, under a contract with the Ministry of Justice. This pathway provides a learning provision for students aspiring to become Probation Officers (levels 4 and 5), as well as students already embarked upon the qualification programme (level 6).

Daniella’s primary responsibility is module leader for the Offender Management Approaches and Interventions module (level 6). This module focuses upon the effectiveness of the evidence base underpinning current sentence management practices, including cognitive behavioural and desistance-based approaches. Daniella is also module leader for the Penal Policy and Punishment of Offenders module (level 5). This module focuses provides an overview of the penal system and critically examines the various philosophies underpinning sentencing decisions. In addressing the range of sentencing disposals, it explores the nature and effectiveness of imprisonment as well as community sentences and addresses wider community responses to crime.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Research interests lie in the field of Probation Work and the Criminal Justice System. Particular areas of interest include:

  • Probation training
  • Females within the Criminal Justice System
  • Substance Misuse
  • Equality and Diversity

Areas of teaching

  • Offender Management Approaches and Interventions
  • Penal Policy and the Punishment of Offenders
  • Crime and Criminal Behaviour


  • BA Community and Criminal Justice
  • Diploma in Probation Studies
  • BA Sociology
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) middle manager's certificate

Courses taught

Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) courses

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Probation Institute