Dr Kirsty DEACON

Research Associate

Social Work and Social Policy

Personal statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a Research Associate based at the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection in 2019. I currently hold an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow position based in the School of Social Work and Social Policy. This Fellowship focuses on developing and building on ideas from my doctoral thesis, “Families – Inside Prison and Out: Young people’s experiences of having a family member in prison”. It will specifically allow me to explore 'simultaneous imprisonment' for young people, where both the young person and their family member are serving a prison sentence at the same time.

My PhD and Fellowship reflect my broader interests in children and young people, families and relationships, and imprisonment.

Publications

Getting it Right for Families Affected by Imprisonment
Barkas Betsy, Deacon Kirsty, Foster Rebecca, Jardine Cara, Primrose Kirsty, Troy Vic
(2021)
Imprisoned Families : Young People's Experiences of Simultaneous Family Imprisonment
Deacon Kirsty
(2021)
Moving Towards Trauma-informed Policing : An Exploration of Police Officer's Attitudes and Perceptions Towards Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Gillespie-Smith Karri, Brodie Zara, Collins Kimberly, Deacon Kirsty, Goodall Karen
(2020)
Family Learning Group, HMP Kilmarnock : An Exploratory Research Report
Deacon Kirsty
(2020)
No Longer a Child, not yet An Adult : Young People's Experiences of a Family Member's Imprisonment
Deacon Kirsty
(2019)
'Doing' time – young people's experiences of the imprisonment of a family member
Deacon Kirsty
ECAN Bulletin Vol 34, pp. 8-13 (2017)

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Address

Social Work and Social Policy
Lord Hope Building

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