Kathryn Hampson

Dr, PhD (Law - Leeds), M.Ed (Social Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties - Birmingham), FD (Youth Justice, Open University); SFHEA

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Research interests

Current funded research projects:

Use of custody for Welsh children - funded by the Welsh Government through the Youth Justice Board
          This project is looking at each Welsh child who is in custody to see whether the UNCRC principles of 'last resort' and 'least time' have been applied.
          Project length - 6 months (October 2022 - April 2023)

Child First? Examining children’s perspectives of their ‘effective’ collaboration in youth justice decision-making - funded by Nuffield
          This project (PI Professor Stephen Case) looks at of children’s perceptions of their capacity for meaningful collaboration in youth justice
          decision-making processes and understandings of effectiveness.
          Project length - 2 years (October 2022 to September 2024)

Research interests:

Children and young people who offend

Youth justice

Youth resettlement

Child First youth justice, 


Director of Assessments

Additional information

Semester 1 office hours:

  • Week 6 - Tuesday 10-12
  • Week 7 - Monday 1-3pm
  • Week 8 - Monday 12-2pm
  • Weeks 9 to 16 -  Thursdays 12-2pm

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Regional tutor, University of Birmingham

01 Oct 2013 → …

Resettlement Broker Coordinator, Llamau

05 Aug 2013 → …


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