Dr Ros Burnett is a Senior Research Associate, formerly Reader in Criminology, at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, which she joined in 1990 after gaining her doctorate at Oxford (in Social Psychology). Before then she was a Probation Officer.
Her specialist research interests are: rehabilitation and desistance from crime; and wrongful allegations of child abuse and sexual offences. Her latest book: Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse (Burnett, ed ) is published by Oxford University Press (September 2016). Previous books include Where Next for Criminal Justice? (The Policy Press, 2011, with D. Faulkner); Joined-up Youth Justice (Russell House, 2004, with C. Appleton); What Works in Probation and Youth Justice (Willan, 2004, Burnett and Roberts eds) and Fitting Supervision to Offenders (Home Office Research Study 153, Home Office 1996).
Her voluntary work includes research advice to FACT (Falsely Accused Carers, Teachers and other professionals). She is an associate editor of the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.