Teaching Reflection: Empathy Gym

One of my absolute favourite podcasts is Hidden Brain, not only does it always make me think differently but I also love the voice of Shankar Vedantam. The recent episode ‘You 2.0: The Empathy Gym’ lead me to reflect on the fact that the majority of our criminology students will be going into professions that…

Teaching Reflection: Supporting LGBTIQ+ Students

In 2018 LGBT in Britain released their Universities Report. Some of the key findings were that two in five LGBT students have hidden their identity at university for fear of discrimination; three in five trans students have been the target of negative comments or conduct from other students; and many students did not feel confident…

Teaching Reflection: Know My Name

“I will give you three days,” said he, “and if by that time you know what my name is, you shall keep your child.” Like the Brothers Grimm tale of Rumpelstiltskin, names have power – especially if their utterance causes you to sink into the earth and to split yourself down the middle into two….

Teaching Reflection: Presentation Slides

I listen to a lot of podcasts. A number of them relate to teaching and research practices, previously I have kept a notebook of reflections. I thought it would be interesting to share my thoughts about certain episodes and how I will implement ideas into practice, but also consider my own institution’s advice, and provide…

July Book Reads

I gave podcasts a bit of a break this month and guess what? It gives you a lot more time to read! Please send books 🙂 Eggshell Skull, Bri Lee All that Remains: A Life in Death, Sue Black A Cook’s Tour: Anthony Bourdain Memoirs of a Radical Lawyer, Michael Mansfield Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell Home…

June Book Reads

Before the onslaught of marking papers starts again I’ve been trying to read as much as possible. For the month of June, I read: Women & Power: A Manifesto, Mary Beard Six Stories, Matt Wesolowski The Adversary, Emmanuel Carrère Kitchen Confidential: Insider’s Edition, Anthony Bourdain The Ouija Board Jurors: Mystery, Mischief and Misery in the…

Crime Scene Investigation Experience Day

I was looking for something different to do for Glen’s birthday and found out about a CSI experience! We are both obsessed with true crime podcasts so this fitted our interests very well. Glen and I attended Think Forensic in Huddersfield to participate in an adult CSI experience day. The three hours were broken up into…

Long Form Australian True Crime Podcasts

I love podcasts, which is definitely an understatement, I am obsessed. I first listening started in law school with the classic ABC Radio National Law Report with Damien Carrick. While podcasts were around they weren’t the ‘thing’ they are now until Serial season 1 – the investigation into the murder of Hae Min Lee and conviction of…

May Book Reads

I have been trying to make more of an effort to read as I’ve been spending a lot of time in front of the laptop and it started to do my head in. This month I read the following books: Mindhunter written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker I’ll Be Gone in The Dark by…