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Institute of Criminology



Sarah is the Research Associate for the Inspiring Futures research project, a collaboration between the Institute of Criminology and the National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance to investigate the impact of the arts in criminal justice.

Sarah’s background is in music, and her PhD (completed February 2019) investigated the use of music projects in prisons. Drawing on a general interest in the social impact of participatory music, the research aimed to emphasise the motivations and expectations of prisoner participants, and to highlight the importance of a deep understanding of the prison context in which the projects took place.

Sarah’s research interests are multi-disciplinary, including community music and arts practice, especially in prisons and other criminal justice settings; the experience and effects of imprisonment; rehabilitation and desistance; ways of measuring impact; charity and public sector practice. Sarah is also a trained musician and has worked as a music practitioner in various community settings.

Research Associate
 Sarah  Doxat-Pratt

Contact Details

01223 746514