Nina joined the Children and Young People’s Centre for Justice (CYCJ) in October 2013. Prior to this, she worked at Glasgow City Council, helping to develop the city’s evidence-based approach to youth justice policy, practice and service development and also managing the Youth Justice Research and Development Team.
Nina is CYCJ’s Research Fellow, as well as being the lead for Research Workstream. This involves developing and implementing the research strategy, overseeing the research output and ensuring that this work helps CYCJ meet its aims and objectives, as well as designing and undertaking research projects.
Nina’s key research interests are the experience and impact of loss, bereavement and trauma in young people and how these experiences interface and shape contact with the justice system. Of particular interest is the overrepresentation of young men in justice-settings, and how their exposure to loss, bereavement and trauma might shape their developing masculinities identities, behaviours and outcomes. She is also interested in institutional and organisational responses to trauma, and the realities of trauma-informed approaches in practice.