Hannah & Lauren receive funding from Lincoln Policy Hub!

In March 2023, Dr Hannah Merdian and Dr Lauren Smith (FCRG deputy), along with other colleagues, have received funding from the Lincoln Policy Hub to support a project entitled ‚ÄúTackling Online Harms: Rapid Evidence Assessment on Parental or Parental-Supported interventions‚ÄĚ.¬† The project is part of an existing partnership with Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership.¬†

Lauren, Tochs, and Todd secure funding!

FCRG members Lauren Smith, Todd Hogue, and Tochukwu Onwuegbusi, along with colleagues in the School of Law , Health and Social Care, and the Lincoln International Business School have been awarded just over £154,000 for a HMPPS contract to evaluate Commissioned Rehabilitative Services, valued at just over £150,000!


FCRG members secure funding for MSc literature review!

FCRG members Michelle Smith and Lauren Smith, along with Amanda Roberts (Psychology), Tom George, and Jim Rogers (Health and Social Care) were awarded £658 from the University’s Policy Hub Fund to employ a PGT student to undertake a paid literature review on: The barriers and successes of accessing healthcare services amongst people who experience homelessness.  

This will feed into an externally funded project with local charity, developmentplus. 

FCRG members funding success!

Congratulations to Rachael Dagnall, Lauren Smith, along with associate member Rachael Mason (in Health and Social Care) for being awarded £1000 from Ladder4Life to assist in a small evaluation of their training delivery.  

They deliver training to housing and health professionals on Psychologically Informed Environments.

Lauren secures funding!

FCRG deputy РDr Lauren Smith Рalong with Karen Harrison and Chloe Wilson (from School of Law) have been awarded £4253.59 from the University’s Pump Priming Scheme for their project Protecting EDI in His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. 

Congratulations to Lauren and team!

FCRG members awarded funding for new project!

FCRG members, Lauren Smith, Todd Hogue, and Rachael Mason, along with some other colleagues, recently took part in a ‚ÄėDragons Den‚Äô type event as part of the Police Research Network. It involved pitching a proposal to the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner (Marc Jones) and Assistant Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police (Chris Davison).¬†¬†

They were awarded ¬£5,000 for their project ‚ÄėLearning from the experiences of young people within Integrated Offender Management‚Äô !!

Prof Roberts receives Productivity Voucher funding

FCRG member, Prof Amanda Roberts, and her colleague (Dr Kyla Pennington) have successfully secured a Productivity Voucher (approx. £6,000) to work with the local Recovery Coach Community in helping them pilot an innovative new approach to supporting individual and community substance addiction recovery in the UK.

The project will begin at the end of September 2022 and will run for 6 months.

Amanda Roberts awarded research funding!

In May 2022, Prof Amanda Roberts was awarded £39,890.84 from NIHR CRN East Midlands fund for under-served communities for a bid with colleagues Jim Rogers and Mark Gussy.

The grant will fund a project entitled ‘Mapping and Understanding Gambling Related-harm In Lincolnshire‘. This will help to inform the development of a larger study with the same populations and communities.

Lauren Smith awarded 20k funding!

In May 2022, Lauren Smith, along with colleagues Lyndsey Harris and Lauren Hall (School of Social and Political Sciences) were awarded £20,000 by The Probation Service and The Leicestershire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The funding is being used to develop a model of co-production for women experiencing complex needs.

Lauren Smith and Rachael Mason receive funding to disseminate new findings.

In March 2022, FCRG members РLauren Smith and Rachael Mason, along with Karen Harrison (Law) and Lauren Hall, Helen Nichols and Gary Saunders (from Social and Political Sciences) were awarded just over £19,000 from the QR Policy Support Fund for the dissemination of their findings in relation to the well-being of Prison Governors.

The dissemination will include working with external consultants who are experts in policy-related communications and will result in the production of a short video, a range of illustrations relating to the key themes, a briefing report and a collaborative stakeholder event held at the Ministry of Justice.