Dr Gemma Ahearne is a creative researcher. She has 5 years teaching experience on over 20 different modules spanning Sociology, Criminology and Psychology.  Her Ph.D research was: ‘A Thematic Analysis of the Experiences of Female Sex Workers in Prison’.

Gemma’s most recent appointment was a lectureship in Sociology at Liverpool John Moores University.

Gemma is the founder of an initiative to reduce social isolation for people who are blind and partially sighted, and is involved in many voluntary activities..

Gemma offers a range of skills and services including:

  • Consultancy work
  • Qualitative research packages or design
  • Assistance with report writing
  • Writing summary reports
  • Expert advice on women facing custodial sentences (with a specialism in those who are sex workers)
  • Guest lectures at universities, schools, community venues, prisons
  • Student support for undergraduates studying Sociology or Criminology
  • Advice on dissertation writing
  • Advice on navigating ethical forms and NOMS ethical clearance
  • Guidance on best practice for the inclusion of sex workers in services
  • Guidance on working with vulnerable client groups
  • Workshop delivery including craftivism and female empowerment
  • Social media output guidance

Although based near Liverpool, Gemma can travel.