Tuesday 25th May 2021
Delene will be supporting the Strategy & Insight team where she will be working on a variety of quantitative and qualitative projects. Delene will be with Crest until October this year, when she will begin a Masters degree in Criminological Research at the University of Cambridge. This research 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, Delene 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.
On joining Crest, Delene said: "I feel incredibly lucky to join the Strategy and Insight team at Crest. It has been inspiring to meet everyone involved during my first two weeks; a really talented and driven team tackling core issues within the criminal justice system. I have been introduced to a range of projects, spanning violence and vulnerability as well as assessing demand and performance within police forces. Moving forwards, I’m excited to contribute to the team’s efforts whilst broadening my understanding of criminal justice strategy and policy."