Hope Kent

Advanced Quantitative Methods

PhD Researcher in Advanced Quantitative Methods ESRC (+3)
College of Life & Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Start date: October 2020

Research topic: Suicidality, violence, and recidivism in the criminal justice system: Using multilevel modelling and machine learning algorithms to predict, understand, and reduce risk.

My research project is looking at applying advanced statistical models, including machine learning and multilevel modelling, to large forensic datasets. This includes datasets from prisons and from alternative provision school settings. The aim of this is to better understand and predict risk of outcomes such as violence, poor mental health, and recidivism in prisoners, and contact with the criminal justice system in adolescents. I am interested in the cumulative risk effects of the presence of neurodisabilities (including autism and traumatic brain injury), the lifetime impact of traumatic experiences, and risk factors associated with belonging to minority ethnic groups.

Research supervisors: Professor Huw Williams (Exeter), Professor George Leckie (Bristol)

Professional memberships/Positions held:

British Psychological Society Graduate Member.

Email: hnk201@exeter.ac.uk

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