Exploring professional quality of life and personal experiences of the criminal justice system

  • Grace Kelly

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctorate in Clinical Psychology


The thesis is inclusive of a Systematic Review and Large Scale Research Project, focused on the experiences of the Criminal Justice System.

1. Systematic Review - The experiences and perceptions of the criminal justice system as reported by individuals with an intellectual disability and their families: A systematic review and thematic synthesis of the qualitative literature

2. Large Scale Research Project - Healthcare staff working in prisons: A quantitative investigation of the correlated between self-harm exposure and professional quality of life in those caring for individuals who engage in deliberate self-harm.

Date of AwardDec 2021
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Queen's University Belfast
SupervisorPaul Toner (Supervisor), Christopher Graham (Supervisor) & Mandy Irvine (Supervisor)


  • Intellectual disability
  • criminal justice system
  • qualitative
  • staff well-being
  • burnout

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