The Board is pleased to announce that Professor Paul Senior has been appointed as the Probation Institute Chair. Paul Senior is Professor of Probation Studies at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been engaged in probation matters since 1975. As a practitioner, trainer, researcher, writer, academic and consultant, he has seen probation develop and change over the past 40 years. He brings to the Institute a wealth of experience in the probation training field and is a staunch supporter of probation practice being informed by evidence and research.
Paul said: “I am absolutely delighted to be taking on this role at a formative time in the life of the Institute. I am determined to help establish the Institute as the place where the probation world in all its complexity can find a place to further its professional goals and aspirations whether working in the public, voluntary or private sector. I believe passionately that in this changing world the Institute can be a voice of continuity and aspiration to ensure that probation practice retains its historical ability to provide high quality trained practitioners and managers working with a strong evidence base and to this end I will dedicate my time to support these goals “