Claire Marsh

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology

+44(0)1242 714584

Department of Natural and Social Sciences, Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4AZ, U.K.


Claire teaches forensic psychology with a particular focus on sexual offending at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She joined the University in 2010, previously working as a Crime Analyst/Researcher, including work within the Serious Crime Analysis Section conducting case linkage of serious offences conducted for sexual purposes. Claire has also worked as part of a team researching the effectiveness of offending behaviour programmes within Probation and has experience as an external marker and teaching assistant within Higher Education. She obtained her undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from University of Leicester. Claire is currently involved in researching the experiences of counsellors who provide services to adult male survivors of sexual violence, working alongside Brighton-based charity Mankind. She has also been involved in research investigating the impact of coping and support on sex offender treatment programme facilitators, pedagogical research and has an interest in reflective practice.



Marsh, C. (2014). ‘It’s quite weird to write…you feel like a nut job’: The practical and emotional consequences of writing personal reflections for assessment in psychology. Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives. Doi: 10.1080/14623943.2014.883310


Published Report

Hollin, C. R., Palmer, E. J., McGuire, J., Hounsome, J., Hatcher, R., Bilby, C., & Clark, C. (2004). Pathfinder programmes in the Probation Service: A retrospective analysis.  Home Office Online Report 66/04.