Carolyne joined the University of Cumbria full time in September 2012 after teaching on a part time basis time since 2010. She became a Police Cadet with Cumbria Constabulary straight from school and spent twelve years as a Police Officer working in Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle. She was with the Citizens Advice Bureau as an advisor and a guidance tutor for five years and has spent the last ten years as an advocate and welfare rights advisor for people with disabilities for a local charity.

Carolyne's academic background is with the Open University where she studied criminology and sociology. Her areas of interests lie in issues relating to inequalities in society, especially gender, hate crime and also the complex area of interpersonal violence.

Carolyne has completed a part-time MA with Lancaster University studying contemporary issues in gender studies with direct reference to criminology, crime and the criminal justice system. Her thesis focused on the Sexual Exploitation of Girls in Gangs & gGoups, an area that is under active research by the Children's Commission and the Home Office. Other ongoing research projects include the use of Theatre In Education in raising awareness of child sexual exploitation and grooming and colloborative work on reproductiice justice and the criminalisation of women through abortion laws. 

Qualifications and memberships

Member of the British Criminology Society

BA (Hons)- Open; 1st Class - Open University

MA  Gender Studies Lancaster University

Post Grad Cerificate in Higher Education

Senior Fellow Of Higher Education Authority

Recent external roles

Police Cadet with Cumbria Constabulary

Police Officer working in Keswick, Penrith and Carlisle and Northern Traffic Unit 

Citizens Advice Bureau - Advisor and a guidance tutor

Disability Assocation Carlisle & Eden - Advocate and Welfare Rights Worker.