Meet the Transforming Lives Programme Team

Dr Jenny Earle, Programme Director

Jenny Earle leads the programme to reduce women’s imprisonment. Her article about the programme she leads, Why focus on reducing women's imprisonment, is published in Women and the Criminal Justice System: failing Victims and Offenders? edited by Milne E, et al, Palgrave Macmillan (2018).

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. In March 2018 Jenny was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for public service, particularly services to women's rights.

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Anne Pinkman, Progamme Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Prior to joining Prison Reform Trust, Anne worked for the last 9 years as Chief Officer for Fife and Forth Valley Community Justice Scotland. Previous to that she was Head of Criminal Justice Social Work Services for Stirling Council. Anne’s interests include women and mental health. Anne established the Scottish Working Group on Women’s Offending and continues as Convenor of this group.

Anne has been a member of many Scottish Government Advisory Groups. She is currently  a member of the Scottish Prison Service Advisory Group for the Custodial Estate for Women Prisoners.

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Katy Swaine Williams, Senior Programme Manager

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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Ashleigh Murray, Research Officer

Prior to PRT Ashleigh worked with St Giles Trust for a number of years across various roles, including resettlement caseworker in the male estate, as part of the Transforming Rehabilitation contracts; and in the community as an Education and Employment caseworker.

Ashleigh has a longstanding interest in the specific challenges faced by women in the criminal justice system, furthered by her City University masters dissertation focusing on the limitations of the women's estate.

Ashleigh now leads on research in the Transforming Lives programme at PRT, which seeks to reduce the number of women sent to prison.

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Emily Evison, Executive Assistant

Prior to her role at PRT Emily studied MSc Criminal Justice Policy at LSE. Emily mentored at PLIAS Resettlement Ltd. for a number of years, a charity which supports ex-offenders to resettle into communities.

Emily is now the Executive Assistant for the Transforming Lives programme at PRT, which aims to reduce the number of women in prison.

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