Ms Isobel Cartledge

Job: Lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: 0116 207 8545



Personal profile

Isobel is a tutor/lecturer in Community and Criminal Justice and a module leader for the new Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) the Graduate Diploma in Probation Studies and BA (Hons) in Community and Criminal Justice.

Isobel worked for the National Probation Service for many years and has considerable experience as a Fieldwork and Courts team Probation Officer; Specialist Practice Teacher; Practice Development Assessor; Senior Probation Officer managing fieldwork teams; Training, Development and Diversity Manager. At different points in her career, Isobel was employed by both Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Probation Services and latterly, the Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland CRC. 

During her career with the Probation Services, Isobel gained considerable experience in multi-agency work; planning and delivering training and representing the Service at various training and development groups including Derby City and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Board, Derbyshire Safeguarding Adults Board, Derbyshire MAPPA. Experienced in the planning and delivery of training for all levels of staff within the Probation Service,

Isobel also took a lead in the selection, recruitment and training of trainee probation officers in Derbyshire Probation Trust.

Research interests/expertise

Research interests lie in the field of Probation work and the Criminal Justice System.

Particular interests include:

  • Probation Training
  • Equality and diversity
  • Desistance approaches;
  • Women offenders
  • Safeguarding children
  • Vulnerable adults

Areas of teaching

  • Risk of Serious Harm and Public Protection
  • Offender Management and Interventions
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Management – Birmingham University
  • BA Social Sciences and Arts
  • Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring (ILM Level 7)
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling CSCT Nottingham
  • CCETSW Practice Teacher Award

Courses taught

  • Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) courses
  • Lead for Level 4 Learning & Assessment for Advanced Standing (LAAS) to QCF Level 5 Community Justice Learning Higher Education Award

Membership of external committees

  • NAPO
  • Probation Institute