Research Team

Co-directors

Lesley McAra
Lesley is Professor of Penology within the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh.

Email: lesley.mcara@ed.ac.uk 

Lesley McAra’s Edinburgh Law School profile

Susan McVie
Susan is Professor of Quantitative Criminology at the University of Edinburgh.

Email: s.mcvie@ed.ac.uk

Susan McVie’s Edinburgh Law School profile

Research team

Sarah Atkins
Sarah is the Fieldwork Manager for the latest phase of the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime.

Email: satkins@ed.ac.uk

Kirsty Arnott
Kirsty is a Research Associate on the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime.

Email: karnott@ed.ac.uk

Robert Barrett
Robert is a Research Associate on the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime.

Email: rbarrett@ed.ac.uk

Advisory group

The Advisory Group was established in 1998 under the Chairmanship of Professor Sir Michael Rutter (Institute of Psychiatry, London). The members comprise senior representatives from all agencies involved in the study, including education, police, social work, the children’s reporter, Scottish Prison Service, Procurator Fiscal Service, SCRO, Scottish Executive, Home Office, APEX, schools, together with several academics and practitioners with an interest in research into youth crime. The Advisory Group meets formally once a year, but is regularly kept informed of progress and approached for advice.

Previous associates of the ESYTC

Learn more about the previous associates and students of the ESTYC.