Dr Sarah Leonard


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Research interests

Curent projects:

'Access assessements for admission to adult low and medium secure services.'

‘An investigation into aftercare planning for those remitted to prison from secure services’.


Doctoral research:

'A comparative prospective cohort study of people transfered from prison to hospital under the Mental Health Act: their pathways and outcomes.'

 - A national prospective cohort study of people all prisoner-patients remitted to prison from 33 NHS medium secure services over a 6 month period. This project utilised mixed methodology and includes a one year follow-up of prison remittals in 58 prisons, alongside a qualitative individual interviews and a focus group study with forensic clinicians, exploring their experiences of treating transferred prisoners and remitting to prison. 


Research and projects