Cooperation

The project has many good partners, both other research institutions, user collaboration and collaboration with large and small organizations. 

Research collaboration is crucial for producing high-quality research and we have many good partners.

User collaboration is very important to us; we need people who have experience and know what it is all about. 

No one is best alone, and therefore we participate in small and large cooperation groups, both nationally and internationally.

 

Research collaboration

Aarhus University, Denmark

Aarhus University is one of our main partners in PriSUD-Norden. Data corresponding to the nPRIS cohort will be collected in Denmark and analyzed as part of the Nordic objectives in the PriSUD project. 

Morten Hesse and Christian Tjagvad are both part of the research group in the PriSUD project. Christian has written his doctorate at the Center for Drug and Addiction Research (SERAF) and has worked with similar data before.

Abdu Kedir Seid is a postdoc at Aarhus University and employed as a PriSUD-Norden .

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Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet is the second of our main partners in PriSUD-Norden. Data corresponding to the nPRIS cohort will be collected in Sweden and analyzed as part of the Nordic objectives in the PriSUD project.  

Zheng Chang at Karolinska Institutet has researched outcomes after release in Sweden and is part of the research group in the PriSUD project. Among other things, he has published an article on substance abuse, mental illness and mortality in the renowned journal The Lancet Psychiatry.

Suvi Virtanen at Karolinska Institutet is employed as a postdoc in PriSUD-Norden .

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University of Oxford, England

The third international partner in PriSUD-Norden is the prestigious University of Oxford. A risk assessment instrument, OxRec, developed by researchers at Oxford will be tested and validated on data from the nPRIS cohort.

Seena Fazel is one of the world's leading researchers in health challenges among inmates and has published a number of key articles in the field. He is also part of the project's steering committee.

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Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, UiO

The PriSUD project has a close collaboration with IKRS - Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo. Our sister project, PRISONHEALTH , is led by Thomas Ugelvik at IKRS, and their expertise will be crucial in the development of the PriSUD project.

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The Prison Project, The Netherlands

The Prison Project is a project that is closely related to PriSUD, but with roots in the Netherlands. The project is a collaboration between the University of Leiden, the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR) and the University of Utrecht. The project leader is Dr. Anja Dirkzwager who is part of the research group in the PriSUD project.

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User collaboration

 

WayBack - We follow you on the road

WayBack  is a non-profit foundation that works for the return of prisoners to society. The PriSUD project has been fortunate to have WayBack and Johan Lothe on the team, and through their organization get a better insight into what the transition from prison to society entails. From 2021, the project will finance a small position at WayBack to free up time to further strengthen our collaboration.

In March 2019, an evaluation of WayBack was created as part of the PriSUD project. The evaluation is a user survey with a focus on the experience of the offer, where the results will be used to evaluate the current offer and to plan future activities.

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The Prison and Probation Service's Education Center (KRUS)

The Prison and Probation Service's college and education center KRUS officially opened on April 1, 1937, then as "Prison School". At KRUS, prison officers and factory officers are trained, and various continuing and further education courses are offered for prison staff. The leader of the PriSUD project, Anne Bukten, is partly employed by the research department at KRUS, which gives the project a direct connection to prison Norway.

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made clear - research communication with video

madeclear works to create precise and correct video communication of complex research. They combine academic and technical expertise in their development of films and have worked with, among others, The Lancet, WHO and the University of Copenhagen.

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Red Cross - network after imprisonment

Network after imprisonment is an offer from the Red Cross that focuses on the transition between a longer prison stay and a life outside the walls. The aim is to prevent recidivism and imprisonment. 

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Other collaborations

 

The Worldwide Prison Health Research & Engagement Network ( WEPHREN )

WEPHREN is a worldwide collaboration forum for people who engage in and research health among inmates in prisons. The goal of the group is better access to health services through good research.

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made clear - research communication with video

madeclear works to create precise and accurate video communication of complex research. They combine academic and film technical expertise in their development of films and have worked with, among others, The Lance, WHO and the University of Copenhagen.

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