Kirstine Szifris

Research Associate, Prison Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Kirstine joined PERU in January 2016 as a Research Associate. She has been working on a range of projects focused primarily in and around prison education. In particular, she has worked with colleagues on a Rapid Evidence Assessment (looking at the relationship between prison education and recidivism and employment outcomes) and developed a programme of research in conjunction with Novus.

This will include a Realist Review that aims to look at the theory underpinning prison education and conducting a feasibility study investigating the use of an RCT methodology in assessing methods of delivering functional skills in prison. She has also been supporting colleagues on work around probation with Interserve and around Intensive Community Orders. Her work also includes knowledge mobilisation which involves the launch of new blog available through the Novus website.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Associate, Prison Education, Manchester Metropolitan University