Ms Sarah Wydall BA (Hons) MMU; M.Sc. Surrey; PGCTHE(Distinction); FHEA
- CRM0220 - Qualitative Research Methods
- CRM0120 - Criminology & Criminal Justice Theory
- CRM0520 - Crime, Violence and Abuse
- CR30720 - Critical Criminology
- LA39200 - Introduction to Criminology
- LA39220 - Introduction to Criminology
- CR30820 - Victims
My teaching areas cover victimology, justice mechanisms, the penal system and criminological research methods
I am currently undertaking research on the Choice/Dewis project. The research involves using participatory action research & ethnographic processes to examine justice mechanisms in the context of elder abuse.
Recent publications relating to elder abuse & violence have been published in Social Policy & Society 2016, Elder Law Review 2013. In 2015, a Pan-Wales study Crimes against & Abuse of Older People in Wales was published. The Office of the Older People's Commissioner who funded the study are committed to ensuring the findings influence future policy & practice by tasking a series of actions with key stakeholders across Wales in 2016.
I am co-investigator, alongside colleagues on a £890,000 Big Lottery funded grant examining Elder Abuse & Justice.
The other research project involves a longitudinal study of the Making Safe scheme. Making Safe is a holistic intervention which supports victims & their children whilst rehousing domestic abuse perpetrators.
Partnership working: I've recently completed a consultation on domestic violence. The work examined the relationship between emotional abuse, disclosure & safety in partnership with Dyfed Powys Police Crime Commissioner & Regional Domestic Abuse Co-ordinators.
I am currently analysing data relating to Domestic Homicide Reviews to develop a training package for North Yorkshire Police.
Externally Funded Research
In the last 3 years, I have been awarded a total of £979.500 external funding from bodies such as the Big Lottery, Ministry Of Justice, the Office for the Older People's Commissioner, Welsh Government, OPAN & Local Authorities.
I have also collaborated with colleagues from Aberystwyth, Cardiff & Surrey University on five UK projects generating funding up to 200K. These projects have focussed on Anti-Social Behaviour in Adults; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programmes in Prisons; & Domestic Abuse Perpetrator programmes.
Domestic abuse and older people: Factors influencing help-seeking. Journal of Adult Protection 19 (5) Coercive Control and Older People. pp. 247-260. 10.1108/JAP-03-2017-00102017.
Clarke, A., Williams, J, Wydall, S. (2015) ‘Access to justice for victims of elder abuse’ Social Policy & Society Cambridge Journal (first view) pp.1-14. Social Policy and Society pp. 1. Cadair2015.
Wydall, S., Boaler, R. (2015) ‘Crimes against & Abuse of Older People in Wales' commissioned by the Older People's Commissioner. Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Cadair2015.
Access to Justice and Elder Abuse. Welsh Women's Aid AGM. Cadair2014.
Domestic Abuse –Enabling Disclosure: Increasing confidence in crime reporting, in particular amongst vulnerable and priority groups across Dyfed Powys force area. Prifysgol Aberystwyth | Aberystwyth University Cadair2014.
“Cultural Iatrogenesis” in Health and Social Care Decision-Making in Cases of Elder Abuse. International Academy of Law and Mental Health Annual Conference. Cadair2013.
Protecting older victims of abuse who lack capacity: the role of the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate. Elder Law Journal 3 (2) pp. 167-174. Cadair2013.
Dyfed Powys Profiling Study. Report of findings to Senior Police, Regional leads: Adult Protection and Domestic Violence. Cadair2012.
The Making Safe Scheme: methodological challenges when working with 'vulnerable' groups. 16th World Congress of the International Society of Criminology. Cadair2011.
Developing interventions for perpetrators of domestic abuse. Behind Closed Doors: National Domestic Abuse Conference. Cadair2011.
How practitioners perceive and respond to the needs of children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. Regional Safeguarding Conference. Cadair2011.
Making Safe – Trials, Tribulations and Methodological Issues. Annual Surrey University Conference for Social Research . Cadair2011.
A qualitative study of the perceived comparative effectiveness of interventions to address anti-social behaviour. Home Office Cadair2010.
Risk assessments and safety management - a shift in theory and practice? Regional Domestic Abuse Forum (Dyfed Powys). Cadair2010.
An evaluation of multi-agency working with children and young people who are experiencing the effects of domestic abuse in the Communities First area of Penparcau and Aberystwyth West. Welsh Government Other Cadair2010.
Making Safe - Preliminary findings and methodological challenges. 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Cadair2009.
School Inclusion: From Ideology to Practice. 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Cadair2009.
Contextualizing domestic abuse – meanings of justice. 2009 Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice Annual Conference. Cadair2009.
School Inclusion and Exclusion: A Scoping Exercise. Reducing Crime, Disorder and Anti-Social Behaviour: Hotspotting Workshop organised by Dyfed Powys Criminal Justice Board and the Home Office July 2008. Cadair2009.
Towards more inclusive practices for vulnerable children and young people. Respect annual conference. Cadair2009.
An Evaluation of the Introduction of a Youth Inclusion Programme in Rural Wales. Cadair2008.
Ideology in practice: Multi-agency responses to school exclusion. British Society of Criminology Annual Conference. Cadair2008.
Is there a relationship between school exclusion and onward offending behaviour? Ceredigion Community Safety Partnership. Cadair2008.
Nothing Works! – Examining restorative justice conferencing responses to violent crime. Annual conference of the British Society of Criminology. Cadair2007.
Delivering cognitive skills programmes in prisons. 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology. Cadair2005.