Co-producing Desistance Opportunities with Women in Prison: Reflections of a Sports Coach Developer


  • Christopher Kay Loughborough University
  • Carolynne Mason Loughborough University
  • Tom Hartley UK Coaching


Author Biographies

Christopher Kay, Loughborough University

Dr. Christopher Kay is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Loughborough University. His research aims to understand the lived experience of criminal justice, along with how sport-based interventions can be used to promote desistance and rehabilitation for people with convictions.

Carolynne Mason , Loughborough University

Dr. Carolynne Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Loughborough University. Her research critically examines the role of sport and physical activity in promoting social justice and in enhancing the lives of children, young people, and adults.

Tom Hartley, UK Coaching

Tom Hartley is a Coach Programme & Pathway Manager at UK Coaching. With over 20 years of experience working across the athlete development pathway as a coach, coach developer and transformational leader, Tom has extensive experience of creating memorable and impactful learning environments, designing, and implementing athlete and coach development pathways, and leading the delivery of game-changing strategy. Tom has worked in football and sport across a variety of levels shaping the future of coaching.