Naomi-Ellen is currently an ESRC and Presidents' Doctoral Scholarship-funded PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. Her thesis falls between law and criminology, looking at how claims of wrongful conviction in historical sexual abuse cases are investigated by the Criminal Cases Review Commission, Innocence Projects, campaigners and lawyers. She teaches an online module, Leadership in Action at the University of Manchester.
Prior to this she taught Forensic Psychology and Criminological Psychology at the University of Winchester. She also worked as lead researcher on a project at the University of Oxford leading to the 2016 report, ‘The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims' Voices’. The study combined written accounts, interviews and focus group data to collect new narrative material about the effects of false allegations of abuse. She also provided research assistance on a Leverhulme and Fell fund study, looking at decision-making and discretion at the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Naomi-Ellen also writes for the Justice Gap (see http://thejusticegap.com/author/naomi-ellen-speechley/).