SASS Isobel Townsend
First Name: Isobel
Surname: Townsend
Telephone: 01224 263215

Academic Background

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Leicester)
  • MA in Social Work (University of Hull)

Professional Background

Isobel joined RGU in November 2009. Isobel divides her role lecturing with being a tutor for the Postgraduate Social Work Course.

Prior to qualifying Isobel worked in residential care with young people and as a community worker for a generic social work team in the north east of England. After qualifying in 1991 Isobel worked as a Probation Officer for Teesside Probation Service in a variety of settings - community supervision, through-care, groupwork, prison based probation and courts for a period of nine years. Following promotion to Senior Probation Officer, Isobel initially managed a busy Community Reintegration Team and subsequently the jointly managed Police and Probation Public Protection Team. In September 2006, until taking up her current post, Isobel worked as the Service Manager for Angus Council Criminal Justice Service.

Professional Interests

  • Criminal Justice
  • High Risk and Sex Offenders
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Victims