Rebecca Gomm

Rebecca Gomm BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

Rebecca is a Chartered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology. She joined the University of Greenwich in September 2023. Rebecca received her PhD in 2016, from the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University. Her qualitative research has focused upon Women offenders, resilience and recovery. Populations of interest are victims and those with vulnerabilities within the Criminal Justice System.

Current teaching includes: women offenders, desistance and reintegration, trauma informed practice, resilience, recovery and inequalities within the Criminal Justice System. Rebecca has supervised undergraduate projects, postgraduate and doctoral level projects.

Posts held previously

  • 2021 - 2023 Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for MSc Forensic Psychology at University of Roehampton
  • 2020 - 2021 Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer for BSc Forensic Psychology at University of East London
  • 2019 - 2020 Senior Lecturer, Module leader for BSc Forensic Psychology
  • 2017 - 2019 Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for MSc Forensic Psychology at Middlesex University
  • 2016 - 2017 Visiting Lecturer for Criminology at City University

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module lead for Desistance and Reintegration (MSc Forensic Psychology, Level 7)
  • Admissions Tutor for the Masters in Forensic Psychology


External examiner
  • 2022 - 2023 Masters in Addiction Studies Dissertations at University of Malta
  • 2019 - 2021 Criminal Justice and Behaviour journal
  • 2017 - 2018 Reviewer for the BPS, Psychology of Women and Equalities (POWES) journal
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Association

Research / Scholarly interests

Rebecca has engaged in research with women who have offended; as both victims (of violence and abuse) and perpetrators. She  has research interests in risk and resilience and with research in vulnerabilities, including online harms.

Other, related areas of interest include:

  • Recovery processes for those with mental health vulnerabilities
  • Desistance from offending
  • Practitioner resilience
  • Trauma informed practice
  • Inequalities within the Criminal Justice System