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Neena Samota
Independent Advisory Group Member

Neena is Programme Director for Criminology and Sociology at St. Mary's University. Before joining St Mary’s in January 2017 she was a visiting lecturer at Westminster University teaching Criminology since 2014. She has over 15 years experience in conducting evidence-led research in the public and voluntary sectors.

As policy and research manager at Nacro (the crime-reduction charity), she was involved in influencing criminal justice policy at both local and national levels.