Rachael Thompson

I am a lecturer in Psychology here at the University of Salford joining the institution in 2019. After achieving a 1st class honours degree with the University of Huddersfield, I went on to complete a Masters by Research entitled ‘Morality of Offenders: Investigating Morality of Individuals Who Commit Crime’. Building upon this previous project, I am currently completing a PhD which seeks to investigate the morality of sex offenders and public perceptions of an offender’s morality. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.  

Research Interests

My interests tend to focus on forensic psychology, with elements of criminology. I have previously conducted research examining the rehabilitation of drug-use offenders and their experiences both in and out of prison. Additionally, I have explored public perceptions of offenders and more recently, the relationship between morality and crime. Furthermore, I have been involved in research investigating student anxiety within higher education, as well as evaluating the use of peer-assisted student support schemes.   

Email: R.K.Thompson@salford.ac.uk

Twitter: @RThompson_95