Miss Nicola Collett

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

T: N/A

E: nicola.collett@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Nicola is an early-career researcher currently undertaking her PhD. Prior to this, Nicola worked for the Charity Leaders-Unlocked as a Project Co-ordinater for the Staffordshire Youth Commission, and later the Cheshire Youth Commission. This enabled her to gain experience in active research within the local area funded by the retrospective Police and Crime Commissioners.

Research group affiliations

Institute for Research in Criminology and Community and Social Justice

Research interests/expertise

Nicola's PhD research seeks to explore the lived experience of adult men and women, now aged twenty-five and over, who have transitioned into adulthood living in the UK with an early life criminal record. You can find regular blog posts relating to her research via the Unlock charity website.

Areas of teaching

Nicola has experience teaching a range of sociology and criminology modules. She is currently module leader for Mental Health and Crime (second year undergraduate) and module leader for the third year undergraduate dissertation module.


BA Geography with Criminology, Keele University. MA Criminology and Criminal Justice, Keele University.

Membership of professional associations and societies

European Society of Criminology Working Group on Collateral Consequences of Criminal Records