Ella has over 20 years’ experience working in criminal and social justice, including several years at senior management level. A qualified Probation Officer, she has worked within adult and youth justice, and led on user engagement, Integrated Offender Management and Restorative Justice projects.
Ella was Crimestoppers’ first Wales Manager, writing and producing crime prevention films and education packages for its ‘Fearless’ youth scheme. After conducting action research within the charity, she went on to set up the Wales Safer Communities Network, before bringing her skills and experience into academia.
Ella’s efforts to co-develop a service-user led charity for ex-offenders to increase their employability skills was recognised at the Leading Wales Awards 2015.