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Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, FHEA
In October 2014 Kathryn was appointed Lecturer in Criminology, having initially joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009 as a Research Assistant at the Applied Criminology Centre (ACC). Prior to joining the University, Kathryn was awarded a first class honors degree in BSc Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology at Coventry University. Kathryn also worked for the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) as a Measuring the Quality of Prison Life (MQPL) Research Assistant.
Kathryn has been involved in a number of research projects at the University, including the EU FP7 funded study ‘Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING)’ and the NHS funded project ‘Constructive Connections: Building Resilience of Families Affected by the Justice System’. Kathryn has also conducted an evaluation of the National Offenders’ Families Helpline and assisted Barnardo’s with the development of a quality assurance tool for research and evidence concerning children of offenders.
Kathryn is currently undertaking a part-time PhD in Psychology, and is using EEG to examine the relationship between psychopathy and emotional responding.
Sharratt, K., Christmann, K., Perry, S. and Sutherland, L. (2017) ‘The role of online knowledge hubs in developing practice and policy: Lessons from i-HOP for professionals working with children and families affected by parental offending’ Journal of Development Policy and Practice , 2 (2), pp. 214-224. ISSN 2455-1333
Sharratt, K., Boduszek, D., Gallagher, B. and Jones, A. (2017) ‘Factor structure and factorial invariance of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire among children of prisoners and their parents’ Child Indicators Research . ISSN 1874-897X
Roach, J., Cartwright, A. and Sharratt, K. (2017) ‘The effects of investigating homicide on police investigators’ The Journal of Investigating Child Death , 3 (1), pp. 38-49.
Roach, J., Cartwright, A. and Sharratt, K. (2016) ‘Dealing with the Unthinkable: a Study of the Cognitive and Emotional Stress of Adult and Child Homicide Investigations on Police Investigators’ Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology . ISSN 0882-0783
Dhingra, K., Boduszek, D. and Sharratt, K. (2016) ‘Victimization profiles, non-suicidal self-injury, suicide attempt, and post-traumatic stress disorder symptomology: application of latent class analysis’ Journal of Interpersonal Violence , 31 (14), pp. 2412-2429. ISSN 0886-2605
Robertson, O., Christmann, K., Sharratt, K., Berman, A., Manby, M., Ayre, E., Foca, L., Asiminei, R., Philbrick, K. and Gavriluta, C. (2016) ‘Children of Prisoners: Their Situation and Role in Long-Term Crime Prevention’. In: Women and Children as Victims and Offenders: Background, Prevention, Reintegration. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 203-232. ISBN 978-3-319-28423-1
Christmann, K. and Sharratt, K. (2015) i-HOPs Quality Assessment Tool and Guidebook An Introduction Barnados / University of Huddersfield: Barnados / University of Huddersfield
Christmann, K. and Sharratt, K. (2015) i-HOP Guidebook: Using the Quality Assessment Tool for research concerning Children of Offenders Barnados / University of Huddersfield: Barnados / University of Huddersfield
Christmann, K. and Sharratt, K. (2015) i-HOPs Quality Assessment Tool for research and evidence around Children of Offenders Barnados / University of Huddersfield: Barnados / University of Huddersfield
Dhingra, K., Debowska, A., Sharratt, K., Hyland, P. and Kola-Palmer, S. (2015) ‘Psychopathy, Gang Membership, and Moral Disengagement among Juvenile Offenders’ Journal of Criminal Psychology , 5 (1), pp. 13-24. ISSN 2009-3829
Sharratt, K., Boduszek, D., Jones, A. and Gallagher, B. (2014) ‘Construct validity, dimensionality and factorial invariance of the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale: A bifactor modelling approach among children of prisoners’ Current Issues in Personality Psychology , 2 (4), pp. 228-236. ISSN 2353-4192
Sharratt, K., Porter, J. and Truman, C. (2014) ‘Nowhere Else to Turn: Key Findings from an Evaluation of the National Offenders Families Helpline’ Prison Service Journal , 216, pp. 30-35. ISSN 0300-3558
Sharratt, K (2014) ‘Childrens Experiences of Contact with Imprisoned Parents: A Comparison between Four European Countries’ European Journal of Criminology , 11 (6), pp. 760-775. ISSN 1477-3708
Sharratt, K. and Cheung, R. (2014) ‘Incentivising Prison Visits: new research findings on the needs of children with imprisoned mothers and fathers’ Prison Service Journal , 216, pp. 24-29. ISSN 0300-3558
Sharratt, K., Foca, L., Gavriluta, C., Jones, A. and Asiminei, R. (2014) ‘Dimensionality and Construct Validity of the Romanian Self-Report Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ)’ Romanian Journal of Applied Psychology , 16 (2), pp. 33-39. ISSN 1454-8062
Sharratt, K (2014) ‘The Impact of Parental Imprisonment on Children: Factors Influencing Resilience’. In: West Yorkshire Probation Trust and Kirklees Partnership Conference: Reshaping the Future for the Children of Offenders, 19th March 2014, University of Huddersfield
Sharratt, K (2014) An independent evaluation of the offenders' families helpline Huddersfield, UK: University of Huddersfield
Manby, M., Monchuk, L. and Sharratt, K. (2013) ‘The importance of maintaining family ties during imprisonment - perspectives of those involved in HMP New Hall's family support project’ Prison Service Journal (209), pp. 18-23. ISSN 0300-3558
Sharratt, K. and Cheung, R. (2013) ‘The COPING Project’. In: NEPACS Conference - coping with custody - supporting families through a prison sentence and beyond, 12th July 2013, Durham, UK
Jones, A., Gallagher, B., Manby, M., Robertson, O., Sch�tzwohl, M., Berman, A., Hirschfield, A., Ayre, L., Urban, M., Sharratt, K. and Christmann, K. (2013) Children of Prisoners: Interventions and mitigations to strengthen mental health . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 9781862181168
Robertson, O., Sharratt, K., Pascaru, G., Bieganski, J., Kearney, H., Sommerland, N., Jones, A., Raikes, B., Urban, M. and Cheung, R. (2012) ‘Stakeholder Perspectives on the Needs of Children of Prisoners in Europe’ Scientific Annals of the Ioan Cuza University Iasi: Social Work Series , 5 (2), pp. 98-114. ISSN 2065-3131
Sharratt, K (2012) ‘A European Study of Childrens Resilience to Parental Imprisonment’. In: 12th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology Criminology in the 21st Century: a Necessary Balance Between Freedom and Security, 12th - 15th September 2012, Bilbao, Spain
Batley, R., Rogerson, M., Nellthorp, J., Wardman, M., Hirschfield, A., Newton, A., Shires, J., Monchuk, L., Armitage, R., Sharratt, K., Johnson, D. and Chintakayala, P. (2012) Evaluating measures to improve personal security and the value of their benefits Rail Safety and Standards Board
Hirschfield, A., Christmann, K., Wilcox, A., Rogerson, M. and Sharratt, K. (2012) Process Evaluation of Preventing Violent Extremism Programmes for Young People Youth Justice Board
Sharratt, K. and Ward, L. (2011) ‘Children of Prisoners, Interventions and Mitigations to Strengthen Mental Health (COPING)’. In: Action for Prisoners Families Conference : What's new in Research and Evaluation, 19th May 2011, Cambridge University Institute of Criminology
Newton, A., Hirschfield, A., Sharratt, K. and Rogerson, M. (2010) Building an evidence base on alcohol supply points: A pilot project to generate intelligence for managing areas with licensed premises Alcohol Education Research Council
Reviewer for the School of Human and Health Sciences' School Research Ethics Panel (SREP) (November 2014 - present).