Miss Kathryn Sharratt
K.Sharratt@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472886
Qualifications: BSc Hons, MSc
Kathryn is a Research Assistant at the Applied Criminology Centre and also contributes to the undergraduate Criminology teaching programme. Kathryn has a first class honours degree in BSc Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology, and previously worked for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) as a Measuring the Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) Research Assistant.
Kathryn has been involved in a number of research projects at the University, including the EU Seventh Framework funded study Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING) and an evaluation of the Youth Justice Boards Preventing Violent Extremism programme. Kathryn also received funding from NOMS to conduct an independent evaluation of the Offenders Families Helpline.
Kathryn is currently undertaking a PhD in the field of Criminal Psychology, and is using advanced statistical techniques to explore the relationship between psychopathy, criminal identity and suicidal thoughts within prison populations.
Research & Scholarship
University research group memberships
Kathryn is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Applied Criminology Centre.
- Experiences of imprisonment, including but not limited to, suicide-related behaviour
- Effects of parental imprisonment on children and families
- Rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders
- Quantitative research methods and analysis, particularly latent variable modelling techniques
Selected research projects
- Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING)
- An Independent Evaluation of the Offenders Families Helpline
- An Evaluation of the Youth Justice Boards Preventing Violent Extremism Programme
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Sharratt, K (2014) An independent evaluation of the offenders' families helpline Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield
Sharratt, K (2014) ‘Childrens Experiences of Contact with Imprisoned Parents: A Comparison between Four European Countries’ European Journal of Criminology . ISSN 1477-3708
Manby, M., Monchuk, L. and Sharratt, K. (2013) ‘The importance of maintaining family ties during imprisonment - perspectives of those involved in HMP New Hall's family support project’ Prison Service Journal (209), pp. 18-23. ISSN 0300-3558
Sharratt, K. and Cheung, R. (2013) ‘The COPING Project’. In: NEPACS Conference - coping with custody - supporting families through a prison sentence and beyond, 12th July 2013, Durham, UK
Jones, A., Gallagher, B., Christmann, K., Manby, M., Robertson, O., Schützwohl, M., Berman, A., Hirschfield , A., Ayre , L., Urban , M. and Sharratt, K. (2013) Children of Prisoners: Interventions and mitigations to strengthen mental health . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield . ISBN 9781862181168
Robertson, O., Sharratt, K., Pascaru, G., Bieganski, J., Kearney, H., Sommerland, N., Jones, A., Raikes, B., Urban, M. and Cheung, R. (2012) ‘Stakeholder Perspectives on the Needs of Children of Prisoners in Europe’ Scientific Annals of the Ioan Cuza University Iasi: Social Work Series , 5 (2), pp. 98-114. ISSN 2065-3131
Sharratt, K (2012) ‘A European Study of Childrens Resilience to Parental Imprisonment’. In: 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology Criminology in the 21st Century: a Necessary Balance Between Freedom and Security, 12th - 15th September 2012, Bilbao, Spain
Batley , R., Rogerson, M., Johnson , D., Chintakayala , P., Nellthorp , J., Wardman , M., Hirschfield, A., Newton, A., Shires , J., Monchuk, L., Armitage, R. and Sharratt, K. (2012) Evaluating measures to improve personal security and the value of their benefits Rail Safety and Standards Board
Hirschfield, A., Christmann, K., Wilcox, A., Rogerson, M. and Sharratt, K. (2012) Process Evaluation of Preventing Violent Extremism Programmes for Young People Youth Justice Board
Sharratt, K. and Ward, L. (2011) ‘Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING)’. In: Action for Prisoners Families Conference : What's new in Research and Evaluation, 19th May 2011, Cambridge University Institute of Criminology
Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Sharratt, K. and Rogerson, M. (2010) Building an evidence base on alcohol supply points: A pilot project to generate intelligence for managing areas with licensed premises Alcohol Education Research Council
- Member of the Quantitative Research Methods Training Unit (QRM-TU)
- Invited speaker: Re-shaping the Future for Children of Offenders. West Yorkshire Probation Trust Partnership Conference, 19th March 2014
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Teaching and Professional Activities
Kathryn currently teaches on the following modules:
- HIB1024 Violent Crime
- HIB1017 Psychological Research and Data Analysis
- HIB2000 Professional Practice and Research
- HHB2002 Criminology Final Year Project
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