University of Strathclyde
Working title of PhD: The impact of mental health on women involved in community justice in Scotland.
Year commenced PhD study: 2019
Institution/Organisation: University of Strathclyde
Funding Source: University of Strathclyde and NHS Lothian
Full or part-time: Part-time as of November 2020
PhD Supervisors: Neil Quinn, Beth Weaver and Lee Knifton.
Synopsis of PhD:
My project is looking into the impact of mental health on women involved in community justice in Scotland, with a focus on stigma and poverty. I am interested in how women understand and experience stigma in the community, as well as how they feel mental health impacts their daily life in the community. Another aim of the research is to look at coping mechanisms/strategies used by women to navigate problems they may face in the community as a result of their mental health and justice involvement. My methodological approach is to utilise participatory action research methods to co-produce a board game, and to also use photo-elicitation. Overall, the aim is to draw more attention to the struggles faced by justice involved women in the community, and to influence criminal justice policy.
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