Ms Kath Wilson

Job: Associate Professor and Senior Teaching Fellow

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Community & Criminal Justice

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

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Personal profile

Kath Wilson MA, BA Hons – Kath worked for the probation service in the West Midlands for 15 years before joining the Community and Criminal Justice Division at DMU in 2007. She chiefly teaches on the programme for Trainee Probation Officers and also teaches on the Undergraduate Applied Criminology Degree.

She is module leader for:

  • Values and Professional Practice levels 4-6 
  • Offender Management and Interventions again at levels 4-6.
  • Professional Development at level 5.

Publications and outputs

  • Wilson, K. (2021) Lesbian Experiences of the Criminal Justice System; A Practitioner Perspective, in Handbook of Women’s Experiences in Criminal Justice. Routledge
  • Wilson, K. (2020) Attitudes towards LGBT People and their Rights in Europe, Oxford Encyclopaedia of LGBT Politics and Policy. Oxford University Press
  • Fuller, C. Taylor, P. & Wilson, K (2019) A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others Reach for Change. ISBN: 978-1-118-51025-4 May 2019 Wiley
  • Knight, C. & Wilson, K. (2016) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People and the Criminal Justice System Palgrave, Macmillan  
  • Wilson, K. (2014) The Road to Equality: The Struggle of Gay Men, Lesbians and Transgender People to Achieve Equal Rights Before the Law. British Journal of Community Justice.  Vol. 12(3): 81-92

Research interests/expertise

Her research interests lie in the field of probation work and the Criminal Justice System. In particular she is interested in service delivery to particular groups such as women and Lesbian and Gay offenders.

Areas of teaching

  • Probation Programme- Module leader
  • Values and Professional Practice levels 4-6,
  • Offender Management and Interventions levels 4-6, 
  • Professional Development at level 5.
  • Applied Criminology
  • Working With Offenders module.


  • BA (Hons) Social Sciences - Sociology and Politics
  • MA Social Science
  • Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
    Post Graduate Certificate of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Courses taught

  • Probation Programme
  • BA Hons in Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Policing programmes

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • National Association of Probation Officers
  • Probation Institute

Professional licences and certificates

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.

Key articles information

  • Improving Operational Threat and Risk Management in the Police Service (2013).
  • Evaluation of Restorative Approaches Project in Children’s Care Homes in Leicestershire (2008-2010) for Leicestershire Youth Offending Service.