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Assessing Lincolnshire Women's Strategy


   College of Social Science

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  Dr Lyndsey Harris, Dr Lauren Smith, Dr Lauren Hall  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

PhD GTA Funded Studentship

Reference Number: 2AW-21-1

Project Leads: Dr Lyndsey Harris; Dr Lauren Smith and Dr Lauren Hall

Assessing Lincolnshire Women’s Strategy

Despite the identification of gender-specific needs for women, particularly those in contact with the criminal justice system, there is a lack of women’s specific services in Lincolnshire. In response to this, in 2021, the Safer Lincolnshire Partnership developed a Women's Strategy for Lincolnshire, and this has led to the implementation of the Concordat for women and girls in Lincolnshire. The Concordat includes Lincolnshire Police, Lincolnshire County Council, local health and housing service providers and The Probation Service. This studentship will involve a close partnership with Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT) who are able to offer support in kind including access to service data, gatekeeping, and networking opportunities. Local learning and knowledge will inform the extrapolation of research on a national and international basis, drawing upon national and global research to inform local practices, through the establishment of knowledge transfer pathways and networks. Initial research questions identified by LAT are:

·        Why is there a low peak age (15 years) for women’s offending in Lincolnshire?

·        What would help divert women and girls away from the criminal justice system at the earliest opportunity?

·        What is the effectiveness and impact of the new Lincolnshire Women’s Service?

The successful candidate will investigate the implementation and adoption of Lincolnshire Women’s Strategy. The applicant will work with Lincolnshire Action Trust to complete this assessment.

Please contact Dr Lyndsey Harris ([Email Address Removed]) for further discussion.

Applicants should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant area. Applicants with a relevant Masters in social science or gender studies related areas are encouraged to apply. A strong aptitude for mixed method research including SPSS and knowledge of the MOJ Female Offender Strategy is desirable. Applicants should possess excellent report writing and English language communication skills and an ability to work to deadlines.

Please email your CV (no longer than 2 pages) and a 1 page cover letter to Maureen Young ([Email Address Removed]). Those called for interview will be required to complete an online application form, and prepare a presentation. Please quote project ID in the subject line of the email.

Closing Date: 28th February 2022

Interviews: 24th March 2022

Start date: 1st June 2022 (subject to agreement)

Suitably qualified candidates worldwide may apply, although international students must self-fund the difference between the International and Home fee rate.

£15,609 per annum stipend paid in monthly instalments

The studentship may require you to do up to 6 hours of teaching or related work per week, the income from which will go towards the cost of your tuition fees and any surplus fees will be paid by the College.

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