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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 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
  • Youth Justice and Young Adults
  • User Voice and Engagement
  • Community Safety & Partnership working
  • Pluralisation of Policing
  • Integrated Offender Management (IOM)
  • Media & Crime

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, Study Skills and Media and Crime. 

Ella also coordinates a departmental student peer mentoring scheme and student podcast project.


Research Award Highlights Collaborations