Biography

Dr. Katherine Auty

Research Associate (Prisons Research Centre)

 


Dr. Katherine Auty joined in the Institute of Criminology in November 2012. She currently works in the Prisons Research Centre conducting quantitative analysis of the Measuring the Quality of Prison Life and Staff Quality of Life (MQPL & SQL) survey data.

She also works with the Prisoners' Education Trust (PET) as the Principal Investigator of a study of rehabilitative culture in eight prisons, which is supported by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). Information on the study and its impact has recently been featured in Inside Times

Katherine completed a PhD analysing data from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development entitled 'Family Factors and the Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathy, Personality Disorders and Criminal Offending' at the Forensic Psychiatry Research Unit, St Bart's School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London. She also has an MSc in Public Policy and a BA (Hons) in Politics at Queen Mary College, University of London.

Prior to her PhD she worked as a Research Assistant in the Behavioural and Brain Sciences Unit at the UCL Institute of Child Health, on a Department of Health funded evaluation: Does Training in a Systematic Approach to Emotional Abuse Improve the Quality of Children's Services?

She was also a Research Associate in the School of Law at Birmingham University working on evaluation for the Home Office of the pilot study of the Satellite Tracking of Offenders.

Katherine's academic interests are in developmental criminology, family factors related to criminal offending, child maltreatment, and policy evaluation.


SSRMC Courses Taught


Publications

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D. P., & Coid, J. W. (2015). The Intergenerational Transmission of Criminal Offending: Exploring Gender-Specific Mechanisms. British Journal of Criminology. doi: 10.1093/bjc/azv115

  • Auty, K., Cope, A., Liebling, A. (2015) A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in Prison. Effects on psychological Well-Being and Behavioural Functioning. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi: 10.1177/0306624x15602514

  • Liebling, A., Schmidt, B., Crewe, B., Auty, K., Armstrong, R., Akoensi, T., Kant, D., Ludlow, A., & Ievins, A. (2015). Birmingham prison: the transition from public to private sector and its impact on staff and prisoner quality of life - a three-year study. National Offender Management Service Analytical Summary 2015. Ministry of Justice: London.

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D. P., & Coid, J. W. (2015). The validity of self-reported convictions in a community sample: Findings from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. European Journal of Criminology. doi: 10.1177/1477370815578198

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D. P., & Coid, J. W. (2015). Authors' reply (Vol. 206). The British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(4), 343. OI: 10.1192/bjp.206.4.343a

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D. P., & Coid, J. W. (2015). Intergenerational transmission of psychopathy and mediation via psychosocial risk factors. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 206(1), 26-31. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.151050

  • Piquero, A. R., Farrington, D. P., Shepherd, J. P. & Auty, K. (2014). Offending and Early Death in the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development. Justice Quarterly. 31(3), 445-472. doi: 10.1080/07418825.2011.641027

  • Farrington, D., Auty, K., Coid, J., & Turner, R. (2013). Self-Reported and Official Offending from Age 10 to Age 56. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10610-012-9195-x

  • Glaser, D., Prior, V., Auty, K. & Tilki, S. (2012). Does Training in a Systematic Approach to Emotional Abuse Improve the Quality of Children's Services? Research Brief, Department for Education.

  • Glaser, D., Prior, V., Auty, K. & Tilki, S. (2012). Does Training and Consultation in a Systematic Approach to Emotional Abuse (FRAMEA) Improve the Quality of Children's Services? (The Emotional Abuse Recognition Training Evaluation Study). In C. Davies & H. Ward, eds., Safeguarding Children Across Services: Messages from Research, pp. 179-180, London: Jessica Kingsley.


Conference Presentations:

  • Auty, K., & Liebling, A. (2014). Humanizing the Survey: Making Sense of Prison Life Beyond Numbers: MQPL, Prison Culture and Reoffending. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 19-22, 2014.

  • Auty, K., & Liebling, A. (2014). A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation in Prison. Effects on psychological Well-Being and Behavioural Functioning. Annual Meeting of the European Society of Criminology Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, September 10-13, 2014.

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D. P. & Coid, J. W. (2013). The Intergenerational Transmission of Self-Reported and Official Offending; Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia, November 22, 2013.

  • Auty, K. M. (2013) Positive Effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga in Prison - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Studies; British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Leicester, July 3, 2013.

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D.P., Coid, J. W. (2013). Family Risk Factors and the Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathy; Stockholm Criminology Symposium, Stockholm, Sweden, June 11, 2013.

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D.P., Coid, J. W. (2012). Family Risk Factors and the Association Between Paternal and Offspring Psychopathy; Life History Research Society Conference, London, October 6, 2012.

  • Auty, K. M. (2012) Family Risk Factors and the Association Between Paternal and Offspring Psychopathy; British Society of Criminology Conference, University of Portsmouth, June 27, 2012.

  • Auty, K. M., Farrington, D.P., & Coid, J. W. (2012). Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathy and Antisocial Behaviour; 9th Annual East London NHS Mental Health Presentation Day, St. Barts School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, November 2, 2011.