Meet the Transforming Lives Programme Team

Jenny Earle, Programme Director

Jenny Earle leads the programme to reduce women’s imprisonment. Before joining the Prison Reform Trust in September 2012, she was senior legal policy analyst at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, where she specialised in gender equality, led the Commission’s work on CEDAW and prepared codes and guidance under the Equality Act 2010. 

Jenny has led on equality and justice issues in both government and community organisations in the UK and Australia, where early in her career she served on a Women in Prison Taskforce. She has been a senior research officer in the Women’s Equality Unit, Cabinet Office, and director of the Work and Family Unit in the Australian Government’s Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Until recently, Jenny was a long-serving Board member of Maternity Action. 

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Thomas Guiney, Senior Programme Officer

Tom has worked in a number of management roles inside and outside of government. Most recently Tom was Head of Strategic Policy at the Big Lottery Fund and Head of Strategic Foresight at Bond, the UK membership body for organisations working in international development. Tom holds an MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford and has recently completed his PhD in Social Policy at the LSE Mannheim Centre for Criminology. 

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Zoey Litchfield, Programme Officer

Prior to joining Prison Reform Trust, Zoey worked as a consultant analyst for OPM and Dialogue by Design, a research, engagement, and evaluation organisation, working with a number of clients from the public, private and voluntary sector. Zoey has previously worked as a parliamentary researcher for a shadow education minister. Zoey holds a BA (hons) degree in British Politics and Legislative Studies from the University of Hull.

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Katy Swaine Williams, Senior Project Officer

Katy started her career as a solicitor in private practice specialising in commercial litigation and employment law.  Since moving to the voluntary sector in 2003 she has held a number of senior roles in the fields of criminal justice and social policy, human rights and equality, with a particular emphasis on children and women. These include: Head of Legal Services at the drugs charity Release (2003-2007) and Legal Director at the Children's Rights Alliance for England (2007-2010).  Katy has recently worked in a number of roles for the Prison Reform Trust, including Head of Outreach (2010-13) and Care Review Co-ordinator (2015-16), in which she assisted Lord Laming with his independent review of looked after children in the criminal justice system.  Katy is married with two children.

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Eliza Cardale, Freelance Researcher

Eliza has worked in a variety of frontline roles, including within mental health and housing & homelessness services, and most recently as a Through the Gate keyworker at the ADVANCE Minerva project, supporting women in prison and post-release in the community. Eliza works part-time as a freelance researcher at PRT and part-time for a domestic abuse charity. Eliza holds an MSC in Human Rights from LSE.

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