Peer Support and Well-Being: Exploring the Impact of Peer-Led Induction on Male Prisoners


  • Ed Schreeche-Powell


Author Biography

Ed Schreeche-Powell

Edwin Schreeche-Powell is an Assistant Lecturer and PhD candidate in Criminology at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His research interests include prisons and penal policy, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, safer custody and power-sharing initiatives in prisons, as well as a broader interest in punitiveness within the criminal justice system in Western Europe. Ed holds a 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Criminology and Psychology, as well as an MA with Distinction from the University of Kent. Ed was awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for his PhD, which is a multi-site investigation of prison induction interventions in the England and Wales. Ed has recently contributed an auto-ethnographic chapter to the book Degrees of Freedom (Policy Press) regarding the experience of distance learning in custodial settings and the interaction with the offender identity, as well as an article published in The Conversation surrounding the transformative power of higher education initiatives in prisons. Ed harnesses his lived experience as a former long-term prisoner to inform his research and teaching. He can be reached at the following email address: