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Dr. Cheryl Allsop

Cheryl obtained her ESRC-funded PhD, entitled ‘DNA, Detective Work and Cold Case Major Crime Reviews’, which focused on how the police seek to solve long term unsolved murders and stranger rapes, from Cardiff University. She has a degree in Law from Nottingham Trent University, a degree in Psychology from the Open University and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies from Portsmouth University, which she studied for part-time while working full-time in a variety of roles for a FTSE 100 financial services organisation. She also has a master’s degree in Social Science Research Methods, Socio-Legal Pathway, from Cardiff University.

Cheryl is currently senior lecturer and course leader for BSC Criminology and Criminal Justice, and related pathways, at the University of South Wales and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her book ‘Cold Case Reviews: DNA, Detective work and Unsolved Major Crimes’ is published by Oxford University Press. Her current research is on missing people, no-body murders and unidentified found human remains.