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In October 2014 Kathryn was appointed Lecturer in Criminology, having initially joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009 as a Research Assistant at the Applied Criminology Centre (ACC). Prior to joining the University, Kathryn was awarded a first class honors degree in BSc Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University. Kathryn also 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 FP7 funded study ‘Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING)’ and the NHS funded project ‘Constructive Connections: Building Resilience of Families Affected by the Justice System’. Kathryn has also conducted an evaluation of the National Offenders’ Families Helpline and assisted Barnardo’s with the development of a quality assurance tool for research and evidence concerning children of offenders.  

Kathryn is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Psychology, and is using EEG to examine the relationship between psychopathy and emotional responding.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Children and families affected by parental involvement in the criminal justice system
  • Mental health and the criminal justice system, including but not limited to, emotional effects of suspicious child death cases on police investigators
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of offenders
  • Psychopathy
  • Quantitative research methods, experimental psychology and EEG

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Research Output 2012 2019

Wechsler Scales

Cognitive and Emotional Stressors of Child Homicide Investigations on U.K. and Danish Police Investigators

Roach, J., Sharratt, K., Cartwright, A. & Skou Roer, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Homicide Studies. 22, 3, p. 296-320 25 p.

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Novel psychoactive substance use by mental health service consumers: an online survey of inpatient health professionals’ views and experiences

Hughes, E., Bressington, D., Sharratt, K. & Gray, R., 2018, In : Advances in Dual Diagnosis. 11, 1, p. 30-39 10 p.

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