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I am a senior lecturer in criminology with experience in English teaching currently taking a year out of my work to live abroad. I can provide lectures via skype. My undergraduate study was in Psychology and sociology, my MSc was in Criminology with criminal psychology and I also have a PhD in criminology. I have 10 years lecturing experience and have also conducted criminological research. I also have CELTA qualification in English teaching earned from the Cambridge school in Granollers, Spain.
Maiden Erlegh School: September 1995-May 2002 (GCSE’s: 5 A grades, 1 B grade, 3 C grades) (A-levels German C, Physics C, Media Studies C,)
University of Sussex: October 2003- May 2006. BA Psychology with Sociology (2i)
(Included 3months at University of Waterloo (Canada) September- December 2005)
University of Portsmouth: October 2006- September 2007. MSc Criminology with Criminal Psychology (Pass)
Cambridge School, Granollers: October 15th- November 16th. CELTA (Pass)
University of South Wales: March 2010- April 2017. PhD Criminology. Under Supervision of Prof. Fiona Brookman & Prof Katy Holloway: ‘Long Term Heroin Careers: Narratives of Persistence’
December 2000- January 2004. Showcase Cinema Reading. Varying full and part time work, whilst at school, in my year out and in university holidays. Tasks included preparing, handling and selling fast foods, money counting and supervisory roles.
October 2002-September 2006. During year out and university holidays undertook a variety of roles, mainly industrial labouring, postal work and refuse management. Acquired work through Right 4 Staff; Blue Arrow; MAS recruiting (Reading) and Hayes (Brighton)
January 19th 2008- March 3rd 2008. Taught English for the Elison Academy (Barcelona) . Classes taught included two at upper intermediate level, one at pre intermediate and one absolute beginner (one to one). All were in company. Also covered classes with teenagers (15/16) and children (7/8). Left due to illness.
May 2008- December 2008. Associated Computer Solutions. Worked as part of a human resources data management and service centre team. Office was in Barcelona and main duty was complex data entry on the program Peoplesoft. Post required excellent personal organisation and attention to detail. Job also involved working to deadlines in a high-pressure environment. As it was a new project the team was also involved in service transformation and was required to seek innovative solutions to novel problems. We also needed to regularly liaise with other department and help them with IT issues and the training of new recruits.
February 2009- August 2009. CPM effective customer contact. Customer service representative for large hotel chain (Travelodge). Took in-bound calls varyingly regarding sales, complaints and general enquiries. Office was in Barcelona.
March 2009- August 2009. Hedima Consulting. Taught English part time in a one to one setting. Students were executives from a recycling company and lessons involved discussion of a political, economic or technical issue. These lessons required much preparation in the from of detailed research on the issue. Readings and listening texts were sought out from the internet and conceptual and vocabulary issues would need to be researched and clarified before the lessons.
August 2009- September 2009. Volunteered on a self-sufficient small holding in the north of Spain. Tasks included construction work, tending to the garden and animals, house work and cooking.
November 2009- February 2010. Customer Services agent at Yell.com. Conducted outbound calls regarding customer satisfaction.
June 2010- August 2013. Volunteer as Harm reduction worker at Inroads Street Drugs Project (Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan projects). Duties include conducting needle exchanges, offering harm reduction advice, providing advocacy, conducting service user assessments and referrals, managing stock, staff training, liaising with partners, school-based drug education and other services. Duties performed both on site and in an outreach capacity.
September 2010-July 2014. Lecturer at University of South Wales. Have taught on the following undergraduate and postgraduate criminology modules conducting both seminars and lectures: Explaining Crime Criminals and Victims; Criminological Theory, Understanding Criminal Justice, Contemporary Issues in Drug Misuse, Drug Interventions, Researching Crime and Deviancy
August 2013- August 2014. Trustee and Inroads Street drugs project. Attended a number of committee meeting while the project was changing structure and focus.
September 2014 – Present. Senior Lecturer of Criminology and London Metropolitan University. Course Leader for BSc Criminology and Psychology. Teaches modules: Introduction to Criminological Theory; Measuring and Interpreting Crime; Social Control, Drugs and Organised Crime, Psychology of Offending Behaviour; Youth, Crime and Violence; Criminological Research Practice. I also supervise a number of Undergraduate and Postgraduate dissertations as well on one professional doctorate.
Post graduate supervision:
I have supervised dissertation at both Undergraduate and MSc level. I am also currently supervising 1 PhD and 2 professional doctorates.
I have supervised one doctoral student to completion
I have examined 4 professional doctorates as internal examiner at London Metropolitan University. I have also chaired one Viva Voce examination for a PhD
PhD ‘Long term heroin careers narratives of persistence’ – completed September 2017
Morgan, J., Silverstone, D. (2017) Illegal Drugs as a Social Problem in (ed) S. Isaacs European Social Problems. London: Taylor and Francis
Morgan, J., and Silverstone, D. (2017) Trialling Body Worn Video Camera for City of London Police: Officer Perception and Criminal Justice Outcomes. A report for City of London Police.
Morgan, J. (2019) Narrative Criminology in (Eds) E. McLaughlin & J. Muncie Sage Dictionary of Criminology. Sage
Morgan J., and Silverstone D. (Under review) Getting high on your own supply: Heroin users who deal in (eds) T. Ayres & C. Ancrum Understanding Drug Dealing
Morgan, J. and Bennett T. (In progress) Variations in the accomplishment of persistent heroin use: A typology of users’ lifestyles. Drugs Education prevention Policy
Best early career researcher presentation at European Society of Social Drug Research Annual Conference
Street Drugs research symposiums
Alongside Prof Jo Neill I organise conferences bringing together researchers and activists concerned with drug policy reform. So far these events have been hosted at Manchester University, London Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales. Future events will take place in Bristol this coming January, with another set for June 11th at London Metropolitan University. Duties include choosing and booking venues, organising catering, identifying speakers, marketing the event, convening the event on the day
I review articles for the journal Drugs and Alcohol Today
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