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Academic Biography

Jennifer recently joined the Institute in December 2015 as a Research Associate.

Jennifer is working primarily on a study called PRISM-A. PRISM-A is a study looking at brief interventions for alcohol in male remand prisoners. Jennifer come from a legal background, having completed her law degree and Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2010. She has been working as a researcher since 2011 on various alcohol projects, and has moved more towards research in the criminal justice system. Jennifer is looking to start her PhD this year, which will focus on woman in Prison and alcohol interventions.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Alcohol related harm in the criminal justice setting
  • Quantitative research
  • Systematic reviewing

Current projects:


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Research Output 2015 2018

A systematic review of the efficacy of alcohol interventions for incarcerated people

Newbury-Birch, D., Ferguson, J., Landale, S., Fisher, E., McGeechan, G., Gill, C. E. C., Stockdale, K. J. K. & Holloway, A., 10 May 2018, In : Alcohol and Alcoholism. 53, 4, p. 412-425 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Alcohol Drinking
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Is prevention better than cure? A systematic review of the effectiveness of well-being interventions for military personnel adjusting to civilian life

Bauer, A., Newbury-Birch, D., Robalino, S., Ferguson, J., Burke, A. & Wigham, S., 2 May 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 5, p. - e0190144.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Military Personnel
Qualitative Research
5 Downloads (Pure)

Telehealth as a Model for Providing Behaviour Analytic Interventions to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review

Ferguson, J., Craig, E. A. & Dounavi, K., 28 Aug 2018, In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Evidence-Based Practice
Research Design
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
10 Downloads (Pure)

Alcohol and other substance use among medical and law students at a UK university: a cross-sectional questionnaire survey.

Bogowicz, P., Ferguson, J., Gilvarry, E., Kamali, F., Kaner, E. & Newbury-Birch, D., 4 Nov 2017, In : Postgraduate Medical Journal. 94, p. 131-136

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Medical Students
Cross-Sectional Studies
Surveys and Questionnaires
3 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Alcohol Brief Interventions (ABIs) for male remand prisoners: Protocol for development of a complex intervention and feasibility study (PRISM-A)

Holloway, A., Landale, S., Ferguson, J., Newbury-Birch, D., Parker, R., Smith, P. & Sheikh, A., 4 May 2017, In : BMJ Open. 7, 4, e014561.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Feasibility Studies