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Mrs Ella Rabaiotti

Lecturer in Criminology, Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 987203

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 329
Third Floor
Keir Hardie Building
Singleton Campus


Ella Rabaiotti is a Lecturer in Criminology at Swansea University where she also undertakes research into probation and social justice, as well as the broader community safety arena. She convenes the Probation Development Group at the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice and is a board member for Swansea University’s Local Challenges Research Office.

Ella has over 20 years’ experience working in criminal and social justice, including several years at senior management level. A qualified Probation Officer, she has worked within adult and youth justice, and led on user engagement, Integrated Offender Management and restorative justice projects. 

Ella was Crimestoppers’ first Wales Manager, writing and producing crime prevention films and education packages for its ‘Fearless’ youth scheme. After conducting action research within the charity, she went on to set up the Wales Safer Communities Network, before bringing her skills and experience into academia.

Ella’s efforts to co-develop a service-user led charity for ex-offenders to increase their employability skills was recognised at the Leading Wales Awards 2015.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Probation and Social Justice
  • Rehabilitation and Desistance
  • User Voice and Engagement
  • Community Safety and Partnership working
  • Media and Crime
  • Inclusion Health
  • Social Justice Interventions

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Ella is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Teaching, assessment and dissertation supervision within Criminology, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Subject areas include Criminology, Crime and Society, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Probation, and Media and Crime. 



Research Award Highlights Collaborations