Dr Jessica Urwin

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: 0116 257 7590

E: jessica.urwin3@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Jessica is a lecturer and researcher focusing on the provision of mental health services and the impact of organisational structures. Her work considers mental health training and education across a number of sectors, but particularly within criminal justice. Jessica also carries out work relating to professional identity, multi-agency working, and how to improve organisational structures. All of her work takes a socially just approach, arguing for equality of opportunity.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Mental health

Youth justice

Social justice

Professional identity

Decision making

Organisational structures

Areas of teaching

Social work

Mental health

Youth justice

Professional judgement and decision making


BSc (Hons) Psychology

MRes Social Work

PGCert Higher Education

PhD Youth Justice

Courses taught

BA Social Work

MA Social Work

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Howard League for Penal Reform

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