Clare Allely is a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the University of Salford in Manchester, England. Clare holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Manchester and has previously graduated with an MA (hons.) in Psychology from the University of Glasgow, an MRes in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Strathclyde and an MSc in Forensic Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University. Between June 2011 and June 2014, Clare worked at the University of Glasgow in Scotland as a postdoctoral researcher.Clare is also an Honorary Research Fellow in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences affiliated to the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow.
Recent projects include a systematic review exploring pain in individuals with autism spectrum disorder; one exploring neurobiological abnormalities in the first few years of life in individuals later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and another investigating the neurodevelopmental profile of serial killers which was published in the journal of Aggression and Violent Behavior. Current research projects and interests include autism spectrum disorders in the criminal justice system and research exploring brain injury or neurodevelopmental disorders in forensic populations. In 2017 Clare was awarded the prestigious 2016 First Place Winner of the Henry Stonnington Award for Review Articles. The review which received this award is entitled “Prevalence and assessment of traumatic brain injury in prison inmates: A systematic PRISMA review” and was published in the journal ‘Brain Injury’.
Lecturer in Criminology
Dr Toni Wood is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Salford. Toni holds a PhD in Criminology from The University of Salford and has previously graduated with an MRes in Criminology and Socio Legal Studies from The University of Manchester. Current research projects and interests include autism spectrum disorders in the criminal justice system and more broadly, the health and wellbeing of prisoners and prison staff.
Toni is coordinator of the Criminal Justice Hub at the University of Salford, a collaborative network of Social Scientists. In recognition of how valuable her research is to teaching Toni received a letter of commendation from the Dean & Pro Vice-Chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University for research informed teaching performance on ‘The Politics of Imprisonment’ module (July 2015).
Toni was also awarded the Vc Scholarship award in 2017 from the University of Salford to develop the strand on women in prison for the Autism and Criminal Justice Project.