APEAL trainee awarded scholarship

prisonCongratulations to APEAL lab Ph.D. student Michael Martin, who was recently awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. His current research is investigating rates of change in mental health problems over the first year of incarceration among prisoners serving sentences of two years or longer. The project will (1) explore factors and events that occur during imprisonment that may lead to either improved or deteriorating mental health; (2) consider individual characteristics and experiences prior to incarceration to identify vulnerable sub-groups of prisoners and (3) look at the relationship between mental health and engaging in institutional incidents such as rule breaking, assaulting other inmates or staff and self-injurious and suicidal behaviour.

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