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Personal Statement

I joined the School of Social Work and Social Policy in 2017, and have recently been awarded a Leverhulme Early Career fellowship to explore the multiple ways in which the community enters the prison, and the implications for legitimacy, citizenship and the people who reside and work within it. 

This project reflects my broader interests in imprisonment and punishment, families and relationships, and social inequalities.  I am also particularly interested in innovative, creative and collaborative research methods, and the connections between research, activism and penal reform.  

I currently teach on a number of courses across the School, including the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in social work. 

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PEEP : Perspectives from the Edges of Exclusion and Punishment

Jardine, C. & Brangan, L.

1/05/19 → …

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)

Research Output

ECR collective response: The future of criminology and the unsustainability of the status quo for ECRs

Anderson, S., Horgan, S., Jamieson, F., Jardine, C. & Rogers, A., 1 Sep 2020, In : Criminology and Criminal Justice. 20, 4, p. 487-490 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
3 Downloads (Pure)

The complex information needs of disadvantaged young first-time mothers: insights into multiplicity of needs

Buchanan, S. & Jardine, C., 7 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Documentation. 76, 6, p. 1135-1153 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Downloads (Pure)


    The information needs of young first time mothers from areas of multiple deprivations

    Buchanan, S. (Creator), Ruthven, I. (Contributor), Jardine, C. (Contributor) & Nicol, E. (Creator), UK Data Service , 12 Mar 2019



    JASIST Best Paper Award 2019

    Jardine, Cara (Recipient), Ruthven, Ian (Recipient) & Steven Buchanan (Recipient), 2 Oct 0002

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Reg Mathews Memorial Prize, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal

    Jardine, Cara (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Why we need social workers to avert a prisons crisis: beginning a critical conversation

    Cara Jardine (Recipient)

    9 Apr 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

    Behind the curve: Can justice systems get ahead of COVID 19 and avoid a prisons crisis?

    Cara Jardine (Recipient)

    26 Mar 2020

    Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation