Sarah Page

Senior Lecturer

School of Law, Policing and Forensics

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology teaching on our undergraduate and post graduate courses. I am also the Co-Director of the Staffordshire University Crime and Society Group.

Prior to working at the University I worked in a strategic management role helping partnerships work more effectively together to tackle poverty, inequalities and crime related issues. My role included assisting in developing cross-organisational mentoring at leadership level. I also commissioned mentoring projects that addressed issues in society. I continue to input into strategic partnerships through research to help with action plan forming and service development and design. I engage students in professional research projects under the umbrella of the Staffordshire University Crime and Society Group.

I also have practitioner experience of working within the Criminal Justice System with offenders (both young offenders and adult offenders) in a therapeutic capacity addressing addiction issues.  I went on to manage and supervise practice of therapeutic practitioners which also involved delivering staff training.  Other services purchased our training including prison staff working on addressing addictive behaviours. 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Member of the British Society of Criminology
  • Higher Education Academy Fellow

Research interests

  • Poverty and Crime
  • Community Safety
  • Addictions (Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling)
  • Victimology
  • Service Development and Design
  • Hate Crime
  • Partnership Working
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Justice
  • Human Trafficking
  • Public Health
  • Education

Teaching

I teach on our Undergraduate BSc Criminology course:

  • Working with Drug Users
  • Happy Families: Crime, Abuses and Inequalities
  • Professional Practice Placement
  • Sociology of Education

I teach on our MA Transnational Organised Crime:

  • Trafficking: the Illegal Trade in People, Goods and Services

I teach on our MSc Criminology course:

  • Working in Criminal Justice

Publications

Page, S. (2020) ‘PEOPLE GET KILLED CAUSE OF THERE [THEIR] SKIN. IT CANNOT BE STOPPED’: A MIDLANDS CASE STUDY CONSIDERING EXPERIENCES OF RACISM AMONGST PUPILS IN UK SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY. British Journal of Community Justice. Vol15(3), pp1-18 https://www.mmuperu.co.uk/bjcj/articles/people-get-killed-cause-of-there-their-skin.-it-cannot-be-stopped-a-midland

Page, S., Gratton, N., Brindle-Wilkinson, R., Chamberlain, V., Campbell, N. (2020) Informing Prison Theatre Improvement through World Café Conversations with Prisoners. Prison Service Journal Issue 248, pp45-55 https://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/publications/psj/prison-service-journal-248

Page, S. (2019) The number of suspected victims of trafficking and slavery in the UK increased by 35% in 2017; of the 5,145 suspected victims from 116 countries, 2,118 were minors. IN Lymes A & Treadwell J (eds) 50 facts about crime that everyone in Britain should know. Polity Press, Bristol pp161-166

Page, S. & Temple-Malt, E. (2018) World Café: a participatory research tool for the criminologist engaged in seeking world views for transformation. IN British Society of Criminology Conference Papers. Vol. 18. PP5-19.

http://www.britsoccrim.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/WorldCafe-Page-Temple-Malt.pdf

Page, S. & Temple-Malt, E. (2018) Healthy relationships education offers a real chance to reduce domestic violence IN The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/healthy-relationships-education-offers-a-real-chance-to-reduce-domestic-violence-96070

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020