Rosemary Ricciardelli, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology, the Coordinator for Criminology, and Co-Coordinator for Police Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Elected to the Royal Society of Canada, she is the Vice-Chair of the Academic, Researcher, Clinician Network Advisory Council of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT) and has additional affiliations and appointments at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She has published over 120 journal articles, 35 chapters and over 300 presentations and invited talks, all in a range of academic journals including the British Journal of Criminology, Punishment & Society, Sex Roles, and Theoretical Criminology. She has authored three edited collections and five monographs. Her research interests include gender, and experiences and issues within different facets of the criminal justice system. Her current research looks at prisons, desistance from crime, and the mental health and lived experiences of prisoners, prison officers, and police officers. Her sources of active research funding include: Correctional Services Canada (CSC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN), and the Union of Justice and Safety Employees (UJSE).