Dr Joanne Traynor

Course Leader and Senior Lecturer, BA Criminology & Policing and BSc Policing & Criminal Justice

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Humanities and Social Sciences

Location: Chelmsford, Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Policing , Criminology

Courses taught: Criminology and Policing, Policing and Criminal Justice

Joanne is a Senior Lecturer and the Course Leader for BA Criminology and Policing and BSc Policing and Criminal Justice. Joanne joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2022 following a career in police command and control.

Email: [email protected]


Joanne has experience of teaching across a variety of Criminology and Policing modules. Theories of communication, rhetoric and threat harm risk assessment.

Prior to starting her lecturing position in 2022 Joanne worked as a police command and control supervisor, managing threat, harm, risk and vulnerability. She completed her PhD in 2023, funded by the College of Policing. Her research explored the coding and interpretation of police incident logs.

Research interests

  • Police control room communication
  • The reporting of Kidnap and Extortion
  • Threat, harm and Risk assessment
  • Recontextualisation within a policing context


Joanne currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Criminal Justice in England and Wales
  • Crime News
  • Making a Difference


  • PhD The voices of communications officers, an ethnography of a police control room, Anglia Ruskin University 2023
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology Open University 1998