Ella was awarded her PhD at the School of Law, University of Leeds in 2020. Her thesis explored women’s experiences of electronically monitored curfews which were imposed as a community sentence.
Ella has also undertaken a number of research posts. These include research associate on a project which explored police responses to child to parent violence (2019-20) and a European comparative project on the use of electronic monitoring on five EU Member States (2015-16).
Ella also has extensive experience of teaching in a higher education setting, having previously taught the areas of the criminal justice system, crime theory and concepts, penology and research methods and ethics.