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We welcome new applications for membership from academic researchers, particularly early career researchers across sectors and scholars with lived experience of the criminal justice system.

prisonHEALTH is open to academic staff and postgraduate research staff. To apply, please email a concise CV and a summary (max one side of A4) of your interest in the subjects and what you think you could bring to prisonHEALTH and/or CRIMVOL to

prisonHEALTH members

Sarah Leonard

Lead member for research methodologies and impact

Dr Sarah Leonard, University of Manchester (Lecturer, Centre for Mental Health and Safety)



Ada Hui

Lead member for mental health and marginalised communities

Dr Ada Hui, University of Nottingham (Assistant Professor in Mental Health)



Sara Hyde

Lead member for events

Sara Hyde, University of Nottingham (PhD Candidate in Criminology)



Oscar O'Mara

Lead member for bridging research, policy and practice

Oscar O'Mara, University of Nottingham (PhD Candidate in Criminology) and HMPPS Public Health Advisor


Further members

CRIMVOL members

  • Emy Bäcklin, Phd student, Department of Criminology, Stockholm University, Sweden; and Lecturer on the Applied Criminology Batchelors Programme, University of Gävle
  • Lauren Bradford, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Elizabeth Cook, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of London
  • Dr Roxanna Dehaghani, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Cardiff
  • Dr Giovanna Maria Frisso, Lecturer in Law, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Hannah Graham, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Stirling
  • Nicola Harding, Lecturer in Criminology, Lancaster University
  • Maija Helminen, PhD, University Lecturer (Sociology of Law), University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Dr Nicola Hughes, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin
  • Tom Kemp, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  • Dr Samantha McAleese, Assistant Professor, Critical Criminology, Department of Sociology, Brock University, St. Catharines/Niagara Region, Canada
  • Dr Rowan McKenzie
  • Dr Gillian McNaull, Research Fellow, Queen's University Belfast
  • Dr Gemma Morgan, Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University 
  • Liesbeth Naessens, University of Antwerp
  • Dr Martha Newson, University of Kent (Future Leaders Fellow, School of Anthropology and Conservation), University of Oxford (Research Affiliate, Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion)
  • Dr Sarah Nixon, Criminology Lecturer, University of Winchester
  • PhD Annette Olesen, Associate Professor in Criminology, Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Dr Melissa Pepper, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich
  • Dr Kaitlyn Quinn, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri-St. Louis,
  • Abigail Tsionne Salole, Professor, Sheridan College, Canada
  • Dr Ella Simpson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Greenwich
  • Dr Abigail Stark, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Cathie Traynor, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham
  • Dr David Thompson, Dr David Thompson, Lecturer in Criminology, Leeds Beckett University



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