Delene joined Crest as a Strategy and Insight Intern to support a variety of quantitative and qualitative projects. She will begin a Masters degree in Criminological Research in October 2021, where she will explore issues relating to serious and organised crime, violence, and policing. Previously, Delene completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Kent. This involved a placement year working as a research assistant at the Forensic Psychology Lab at the University of Sydney, Australia, where she investigated eyewitness memory. At present, she also collaborates with Liverpool John Moores University to explore the effectiveness of fast-track detective entry schemes in police forces in England and Wales. Beyond Crest, Delene volunteers weekly for Shout UK supporting their 24/7 crisis text-line.
Published research on body-worn video and memory for criminal events in a scientific peer-reviewed journal
Awarded the Cambridge Masters & Pembroke College Studentship
Awarded the British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award 2020 for the highest grade upon graduation within Kent School of Psychology and the Rotary Prize which is awarded to the top five students in the faculty of Social Sciences