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Alison Frater

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Alison Frater

Alison Frater
Chair

Alison Frater, PhD, FFPH, FRSA, MA, held leadership roles in the voluntary and public sector. As Chief Officer, Brook Advisory Centres she fought for equity of access to sexual health services for young people. As a Director of Public Health she championed public health programmes to address health inequalities including in prisons. Continuing a commitment to social justice she’s now a visiting professor in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London and public health lead on a randomised controlled trial at University College, London evaluating a mentalisation based therapy for antisocial personality disorder in men who have committed violent offences.

As a trustee of Clinks and Chair, National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance, she is inspired by a creative network of artists and arts organisations to promote arts in justice. She believes passionately in multidisciplinary working for tackling complex social issues and as a recent MA graduate in Professional Writing draws on the power of story- telling to identify the human impact of inequalities. She blogs on arts, health and justice and publishes in the scientific, medical and general press most recently on deaths in custody in the BMJ.


Header image courtesy of Prisoners’ Education Trust (c) Rebecca Radmore