Making Change Meaningful for Prisoner Survivors of Sexual Assault

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Making Change Meaningful for Prisoner Survivors of Sexual Assault



  • Contact name

    David Gadd

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    University of Manchester

  • Identifier

    n/a, n/a

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    3 years, 0 months, 0 days

  • Research summary

    The project will model change among male prisoners who have previously been sexually assaulted as children, as adults in the community or within custodial sentences. It will work alongside a pioneering intervention, the OUT Spoken therapy programme, that helps prisoner survivors of sexual assault rebuild their lives and overcome the damage of abuse that has contributed to their offending behaviour: directly through psychological trauma, or indirectly, by severing relationships with partners and families, or by imposing stigma and social exclusion. Narrative interviews would be undertake at three time points with a sample of 50 prisoners to capture what change means for them. Prisoners will be asked for their consent to access their scores on depression, anxiety and trauma inventories - already routinely collated in therapy- for the purposes of comparison with the narrative interviews.

  • REC name

    North West - Greater Manchester East Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    24 Mar 2022

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion