Conducting research in prisons: ‘Getting in, getting on and getting out’. Reflections from the field for prison-based PhDs and their supervisors (Keynote given as Co-Lead of the Prison Research Network's (British Society of Criminology) Postgraduate and Early Career Group)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


As part of the inaugural launch event for the Prison Research Network's 'Postgraduate & Early Career Group' (for which I am Co-Lead), I delivered a talk based on my experiences of prison-based research from my ESRC-funded doctoral research (on repeatedly criminalised women) and role as a research assistant on a subsequent ESRC-funded study on long-term imprisonment from young adulthood. The specific emphasis and intention of the talk was to generate a more open and supportive culture among new prison researchers who may be struggling with fieldwork in prisons. I delivered a frank and honest reflection on my experience of ethical and emotional challenges of conducting research in prison from my intersectional position as a young, queer woman, and the challenges of being a novitiate and junior researcher in such settings.
Period20 Nov 2020
Held atPrison Research Network (a division of the British Society of Criminology), United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational