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About Coral Sirdifield

Since working for the University of Lincoln, Coral has been involved with a number of projects in the Criminal Justice and Health field. Her work has included: - An impact assessment of Health Trainers in criminal justice settings (DH) - Updating a systematic review of prison mental health (PHRN) - Piloting and evaluating mental health awareness training for probation staff across the East Midlands (CSIP East Midlands) - An NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme funded project investigating the prevalence of mental health disorder and substance misuse amongst offenders on probation, their needs and patterns of service access - A Health Needs Assessment in police custody suites across Northumbria Coral is part of the Community and Health Research Group, and has recently worked on metasyntheses of research on GPs’ experiences and perceptions of benzodiazepine prescribing in primary care, and patients’ experiences and perceptions of seeking and using BZDs and z-drugs. Coral has also worked on a project looking at the Quality and Costs of Primary Care. Coral is currently leading a project on measuring and improving the health and quality of healthcare for offenders in contact with probation services.

Department Responsibilities

Research Fellow

Subject Specialism

Criminal justice and health, health inequalities, quality improvement in healthcare


  • PhD, Psychology (Criminal Justice and Health) — University of Lincoln, 2014
  • MA Research Methods, Sociology — University of Nottingham, 2002
  • BA (Hons in First Class) – Sociology and Social Anthropology — University of Hull, 2001


  • Measuring and Improving the Health and Quality of Healthcare for Offenders on Community Sentences: D — NIHR RfPB,
  • Patients’ experiences and perceptions of benzodiazepine and z-drug prescribing in primary care – — College Research Fund,
  • Brooker C, Sirdifield C, Tocque K, Brown M, Leighton A and Parkes J, (£39,400) Police Custody Healt — North East Offender Health Commissioning Unit, County Durham PCT,
  • Brooker C, Sirdifield C, Blizard R, Maxwell-Harrison D, Tetley D, Moran P, and Owen S, (£191,775), — NIHR RfPB,

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Research Interests

  • Criminal Justice and Health

  • Health Inequalities

  • Quality Improvement in Healthcare

Research in the Lincoln Repository