Kathryn Sharratt is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Huddersfield. Prior to joining the University, Kathryn worked for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) conducting research into inmates’ experiences of imprisonment. Combined with a background in psychology, this cumulated in an interest in the unintended psychosocial consequences of criminal justice involvement. To this end, Kathryn has been involved in projects examining the impact of the criminal justice system on children and families. Together will colleagues from the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre, she has also conducted research to better understand the cognitive and emotional impact of investigations into suspicious child deaths on police detectives.
Kathryn has recently submitted her PhD, which uses EEG to understand the relationship between psychopathy and responses to emotional stimuli. Her project carries implications for the delivery of interventions designed to address interpersonal violence.
As Leader of WP4 on the Ni3 GCRF project, Kathryn is responsible for the analysis of survey data and the design and execution of randomised control trials.