Ms Julie Eden-Barnard

Job: Senior Lecturer

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

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

T: 0116 250 6114



Personal profile

Julie worked as a Probation Officer in Hampshire for almost 14 years in a number of different roles, including specialising in working with women and as a Practice Tutor Assessor. She started working in academia in 2019 in the Community Justice Team at the University of Portsmouth and joined the Community and Criminal Justice Division at De Montfort University in 2022. She predominately teaches on the Professional Qualification in Probation.

Research group affiliations

Division of Community and Criminal Justice

Publications and outputs

  • Eden-Barnard, J., Briah, R., Dunkley, C., Neal, H., Williams, S., Brown, D., and Morrison, R. (2023) Professional Curiosity: How do you know what you don’t know? Probation Quarterly 28: 40-44
  • Rutter, N. and Eden-Barnard, J. (2022) “It is nice to know that for once someone is not just saying that they’re backing your corner, they are actually fucking backing your corner.” The Significance of Relational Factors in Women’s Experiences of Probation Intervention in The Routledge Handbook of Women's Experiences of Criminal Justice, eds Masson, I. & Booth, N. 1st Edition, ISBN9781003202295.

Research interests/expertise

Research interests include:

  • Womens' experiences of criminal justice
  • Probation practice
  • Reflective practice

Areas of teaching

Professional Qualification in Probation


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education
  • Masters of Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Certificate in Education in Post Compulsory Education
  • BA (Hons) Community Justice Studies
  • BA (Hons) Criminology

Courses taught

Professional Qualification in Probation

Membership of professional associations and societies

Probation Institute

Professional licences and certificates

  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • Academic Professional (Teaching) Apprenticeship Level 7
  • Diploma in Probation Studies

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