3rd International Correctional Research Symposium
Programme Details


Arrival participants
Welcome reception


0900-0920 – Welcome from the organisers & Introduction to the conference, Alison Liebling, University of Cambridge, England

0920-0945 – Opening speech Portuguese Minister / Head of Service (TBC)

0945-1100 – Opening panel: Staff Motivation and Wellbeing – Setting the agenda
  • Moderator: Alison Liebling, England
  • Jake Philips, Sheffield Hallam University, England
  • Martine Evans, University of Reims, France
  • Ioan Durnescu, University of Bucharest, Romania
1100-1130 – Break

1130-1300 - Parallel Workshops
  • Stream 1
    • TBC 
    • The Hidden Emergency Service: Experience of Stress & Trauma in UK Prison Officers, Jodie Tyler, HMPPS, England
    • Current trends in US correctional staff mental wellness, Kristine Miranda, Psocratic, USA
  • Stream 2
    • Probation and aftercare services addressing complex challenges in Kenya, UN Programme for Legal Empowerment and Aid Delivery in Kenya, Stephen Pitts, England
    • The rewards and challenges of supervising women: Experiences of female probation staff managing female service users, Kerry Ellis Devitt and Stacey Musimbe-Rix, Kent, Surrey and Sussex, Community Rehabilitation Company, England
    • Job satisfaction, motivation, and burnout of prison and probation staff, Tihana Novak, University of Zagreb & Marina Mirčeta Mikulić, Ministry of Justice, Croatia
  • Stream 3
    • Impact of stress and traumatic events on wellbeing of correctional officers, Kerry Kuehl, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
    • Experience of prison officers in the National Violence Reduction Unit, Orla Gallagher, University College Dublin / Irish Prison Service, Ireland
    • Understanding the dual tasks of correctional staff in China: The role of correctional staff under legal reform and policy inertia, Xue Yang, Nanjing Normal University, China
1300-1400 – Lunch

1400-1530 Plenary session: Deeper Analysis
  • Moderator: Jamie Bennett, HMPPS, England
  • Howard Sapers, Consultant, Canada
  • Michael Spurr, London School of Economics
  • Munazzah Choudhary, HMPPS, England
1530-1600 – Break

1600-1730 – Parallel Workshops
  • Stream 1 - Workshop on prison social climate, work climate, and sense of safety
    • The relationship between work climate and prison climate, Esther van Ginneken & Anouk Bosma, Leiden University, Netherlands
    • Feelings of safety among correctional officers, Hanneke Palmen, Leiden University, Netherlands
    • Effects of Relationships between Co-workers and Supervisors on Staff Perception of Institutional Social Climate and Security, Anna Isenhardt, Ueli Hostettler & Conor Mangold, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Stream 2 - Workshop on the relationship between prison staff and prison design, University of Bath, England
    • Rehabilitative aims and prison practice, Georgina Barkham-Perry
    • Relationship between prison staff and prison design, Yvonne Jewkes
    • Prison staff as rehabilitative ’drivers’, Keely Horne & Joshua Coppendale
    • Role of correctional managers in creating supportive environments, Kate Gooch
  • Stream 3 
    • How does Authority and Attitudes of Punishment Influence the Social Climate: A Swiss Example. Conor Mangold, Anna Isenhardt & Ueli Hostettler, University of Bern, Switzerland
    • Causes and factors of correctional officers’ turnover in Texas, Erin Orrick, Doug Dretke & LaQuana Askew, Sam Houston State University, USA, Andrew Barbee, Texas Department of Correctional Justice, USA
1730-1830 – Poster session and drinks


0900-1030 Plenary session: Towards Solutions
  • Moderator: Diane Williams, IACFP Board Member and Treasurer
  • David Cloud, JD, MPH, AMEND Director of Research
  • Kelly Raths, Oregon DOC Director of Inmate Services
  • Penny Hetletved, Ph.D., North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Director of Education, Core Correctional Practices and Staff Development
  • Erlend Wærum, Norwegian Correctional Service
1030-1100 – Break

1100-1230 – Parallel Workshops
  • Stream 1
    • Improving staff retention, Anne Bunimowicz, Prison and Probation Service, Denmark
    • The importance of prison staff perceptions of procedural justice, Flora Fitzalan Howard & Helen Wakeling, HMPPS, England and Wales
    • Impact of prison design and operational philosophy on social climate in prison, Jennifer Galouzis, Corrective Service NSW, Australia
  • Stream 2 
    • Workshop on prison officer wellbeing, Swinburne University and G4S, Australia, Jeffrey Pfeifer & Trish Evers
    • Prison officer wellbeing program
    • AMStrength program for prison officers
    • Community corrections workers and wellbeing
  • Stream 3
    • Care and support for long-serving prison employees, Eliane Zimmerman, Swiss Center of Expertise in Prison and Probation (SCEPP) , Switzerland
    • Career model to attract, retain, and motivate prison staff, Ursula Czenczer & Agnes Lehoczki, National University of Public Service, Hungary
1230-1300 – Lunch

1300-1430 - Parallel Workshops
  • Stream 1
    • Supervisory and Line Management Meetings Framework (SLMMF) in the National Probation Service, Deborah Clow & Kate Parsons, HMPPS, England
    • Mental health training and wellbeing for prison and probation staff, Daiana Huber, CPIP, Romania, Rhianon Williams, Ministry of Justice, Germany
    • Probation officers’ professional development and support, Louise Starfelt Sutton & Kristina Landemark, SPPS, Sweden
  • Stream 2 
    • Engaging staff using change management models, John Farrell, Irish Prison Service, Ireland
    • The importance of informal exchange during prison transport, Kerstin Svensson, Lund University, Sweden
    • Exploring the role of praise in correctional employment, TaLisa Carter, American University, USA
  • Stream 3
    • Influence of procedural justice on prison work life, Orit Appel, Prison Service, Israel
    • Emotion management among prison staff after the death of a prisoner, Colette Barry, Sheffield Hallam University, England
    • Effects of significant organisational change in prisons, Deborah Kant, University of Cambridge, England
1430-1500 – Break

1500-1600 – Closing panel:
  • Moderator: Frank Porporino
  • Participants: selection of delegates