I teach one to one only and remotely. I can meet on zoom or other programs. I work with a student to first establish what they need to do and what they need to learn, and then together we put together an action plan and break it down into manageable chunks. In each lesson we will work towards achieving that plan and I will also set homework for the student to do at home. I have worked extensively with students whose first language is not English, including from Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
I have worked as a social researcher for nearly twenty years in a range of settings, in academia, in the public and charitable sector. I offer tuition to under-graduate and PHD students on writing and research methods.
I have worked as a researcher at three universities including two members of the prestigious Russel Group and in 2016 I graduated with a PhD in Criminal Justice Studies from the University of Leeds Law School, one of the top law schools in the country. I have taught on UG and PGR programs. I am an accomplished quantitative researcher and have been working on quantitative data for the better part of 20 years. I have also conducted significant qualitative research including several hundred interviews, participant observation and focus groups. I have also worked with public sector bodies, local government agencies, charities and other organisations on projects relating to public health and social care, criminal justice, ageing, and youth policy.
I have published and co-authored articles and book chapters, including repeat chapters in a textbook published by Oxford University Press, and in leading academic journals and other forums. I have presented complex statistical and research data to a broad range of stakeholders, including to civil servants and high profile researchers, at for instance a conference run by the Royal Statistical Society in 2017, to practitioners – at for instance regional forums, and members of the public – at a community engagement events and such like. I have also present to internal and external stakeholders at research events – to research funders like the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the Nuffield Foundation and the Macmillan Cancer Support, among others.
Lessons must be cancelled more than five hours before time for a refund to be given.
I have had an extensive and wide-ranging research career and have worked on a broad range of projects relating to the criminal justice system, health, ageing and pensions. I have conducted interviews and focus groups with a range of participants in various settings including criminal justice institutions and clinical settings, on projects funded by the Nuffield Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation among others. I have also designed and analysed large-scale surveys. As a researcher at three universities I have taught qualitative and quantitative research methods and writing skills to under-graduates and post-graduates. I have also coached Master’s and PhD students including students whose first language is not English.
Key research roles
2017 to 2020 Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, Manchester Met University
2014 to 2017 Organisational Development/Professional Learning, University of Leeds
2006 to 2013 Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Law, University of Leeds
2005 to 2006 Policy Research Institute Ageing & Ethnicity, Leeds
2004 to 2005 Forum for Population Ageing Research, University of Sheffield
2001 to 2004 National Association of Pension Funds, London
2020 Public Leadership: Policy Design & Delivery, Harvard Kennedy School
2019 Certificate in Inforgraphic Storytelling, University of the Arts London
2018 Diploma in Proofreading and editing, College of Media and Publishing
2017 PhD (ESRC), Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, Law, University of Leeds
2006 Diploma in Project Management, Engineering, Leeds Becket University
2005 MA Social Research Methods, Sociology, University of Sheffield
Traynor, P. Just another statistic: improving policy and popular understandings of knife crime through improved data collection and analysis, Crime Surveys User Conference 2017, Royal Statistical Society, London (December 2017).
Traynor, P. Knife crime, ‘street life’ and the ‘security gap’, Youth Justice Board/Home Office Regional Guns, Gangs Forum, Leeds (July, 2017).
Traynor, P. Learning through doing: engaging creatively with young people in the research process, Researching youth in troubling times. British Sociological Association Youth Study Group, Leeds (June 2017).
Traynor, P. Hard to reach groups & quality of data, Resonances Qualitative Conference, Leeds Univer-sity (May 2017).
Szifris K, Morris S, Traynor P, Bailey G. (2018) Functional Skills in Prison (Randomised Controlled Trial) - A Pilot Study, Manchester Metropolitan University, (concealed information)
Traynor, P (2018) Knife crime: I spoke to young people who carry blades – and they want to stop the violence, The Conversation, June 21st 2018: (concealed information)
Smith, A., Fox, C., Harrison, J., Traynor, P (2018) Co-Creation And Co-Production In The United King-dom: A Rapid Evidence Assessment, Policy Evaluation And Research Unit Manchester Metropolitan University: (concealed information)
Crawford, A., Lewis, S. and Traynor, P. (2017) “It ain’t (just) what you do, it’s (also) the way that you do it”: The role of legitimacy in the implementation of Anti-Social Behaviour interventions with young people, European Journal of Criminal Policy and Research, Vol, 23, Issue 1, March 2017: (concealed information)
Crawford, A. and Traynor, P., ‘La Prévention de la Délinquance chez les Anglais: From communi-ty-based strategies to early interventions with young people’, in Baillergeau, E., Hebberecht, P. (eds) Social Crime Prevention in Late Modern Europe, VUB Press, 2012.
Hadfield, P., Lister, S., and Traynor, P. (2010) ‘This town’s a different town today’: Policing and regulating the night-time economy, in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 2010, 9 (4) p. 465–485.
Patel, N and Traynor, P. (2006) Developing extra care housing for black and ethnic minority elders, Depart-ment of Health; published online (concealed information) /index April 2006.
Perfect! Brilliant tutor - explains complex subjects so they are easy to understand. Peter puts a huge amount of effort into every lesson with detailed work plans and goes above and beyond to ensure you have a productive lesson. He genuinely cares about his teaching and is a pleasure to learn from.
Really good student, thoughtful and knowledgeable. A pleasure to work with.
Perfect! Thank you very much for your help! Peter was very supportive and dedicated. As an international student, sometimes I find it hard to catch up with the information at class. However, I felt that in 1 hour being tutored by Peter, he helped me understand a lot more. Peter not only helped me with proofread, but also helped me explain some technical questions I didn't understand.
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Good student very keen and eager to learn!
Perfect! He was excellent he understood exactly what we needed to accomplish
Knowledgeable, easy-going, keen student.
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