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Louise Ridley

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Sciences

Louise RidleyShe had previously taught criminology at the University of Teesside for 15 years. Before this Louise worked in a variety of different organisations providing support to vulnerable groups of people.

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  • The introduction and development of a mental health integrated support unit within an English Prison: clinical, care staff and Operational Officer perspectives, McClelland, N., Brandon, T., Dyer, W., Cassidy, K., Ridley, L., Biddle, P. 1 Feb 2023, In: Journal of Forensic Practice
  • No Place for Old Men?: Meeting the needs of an Ageing Male Prison Population in England and Wales., Ridley, L. 1 Oct 2022, In: Social Policy and Society
  • Prisoners with Severe Mental Illnesses and Everyday Prison Interior (Re)design, Cassidy, K., Dyer, W., Biddle, P., Ridley, L., Brandon, T., McClelland, N. 4 Dec 2022, The Palgrave Handbook of Prison Design, Cham, Switzerland, Springer
  • The Development of a Prison Mental Health Unit in England: Understanding Realist Context(s)., Dyer, W., Cassidy, K., Ridley, L., Biddle, P., McClelland, N., Brandon, T. 3 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Forensic Mental Health
  • Making space for mental health care within the penal estate, Cassidy, K., Dyer, W., Biddle, P., Brandon, T., McClelland, N., Ridley, L. 1 Mar 2020, In: Health and Place
  • An Evaluation of ‘Through the Gate Plus’ in the North East of England, Harding, J., Irving, A., Ridley, L., Bilby, C. Jul 2014
  • 'At risk' young people and preparedness for work: the Youth Choice Project, Ridley, L., Wray, D. Mar 2014, In: Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal
  • No substitute for the real thing: the impact of prison based work experience on students' thinking about imprisonment, Ridley, L. Feb 2014, In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Re-imagining futures: Exploring arts interventions and the process of desistance, Bilby, C., Caulfield, L., Ridley, L. Nov 2013
  • Insider Art Exhibition, Bilby, C., Ridley, L. Jul 2011

Louise Maxwell Prisons in crisis – 60 years in the making? What can be learnt from the experience of crisis management and leadership in prisons in England and Wales, between 1960 and 2020, and how can this inform better ways of working? Start Date: 01/10/2022

  • Teacher Training PGCHE June 30 1993
  • Criminology MA June 30 1987
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2007


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