Mrs Rachael Thompson

School of Health & Society

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Rachael joined the University of Salford in 2019 as a Lecturer in Psychology (Forensic/Criminology) and teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. Alongside her teaching role, Rachael also holds the role of an Assessment Officer and Placement Tutor.

Rachael completed a first degree in Psychological Studies and Master’s by Research with the University of Huddersfield. Currently, Rachael is completing a PhD titled ‘Moralities and Offending: A Comparison between Sexual and Non-Sexual Offenders and Public Perceptions of These Offender Groups’. Rachael has also undertaken a Lifelong Learning Postgraduate Diploma in Education, is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a member of the British Psychological Society as well as the British Criminological Society. Furthermore, Rachael is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Criminal Psychology.

While Rachael’s research mainly focuses on the relationship between morality and crime, along with public perceptions of offending, she has also co-led studies exploring online sexual harassment and been involved in research examining the transitional experiences of students in higher education.