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Qualifications

PhD Criminology (Cambridge)
MPhil Criminology (Cambridge)
BSc (Hons) Psychology & English Literature (Surrey-Roehampton)

About

Katy was appointed Professor of Criminology at the University of South Wales, in July 2013. Previously, Katy worked as a data analyst in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge after completing her PhD there in 2000. In 2002, Katy moved to Wales to take up a Research Fellowship at the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) and in 2008 she became a Reader in Criminology and a permanent member of the Criminology team. During the course of her academic career, Katy’s research has focused on illegal drugs. She has conducted studies that have investigated a wide range of drug-related issues including: drug use among arrestees, the causal connection between drug use and crime among prisoners, the effectiveness of drug treatment, the use of Take-Home Naloxone among opiate users, the implementation of the Welsh Substance Misuse Strategy, and the characteristics of opiate overdose events. Katy is currently leading a study of drug and alcohol use among university students in Wales and a study of the misuse and diversion of opiate substitution medication. The philosophy of harm reduction underpins Katy’s research and she has recently been co-opted onto a sub-group of the Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse to investigate the potential benefits of introducing safer injecting facilities in Wales.

Main Teaching Areas:

Drug Interventions (MSc module), Contemporary Issues in Drug Misuse (BSc module), Researching Crime and Criminal Justice 2 (BSc module)

Experience

Research Associate and Data Analyst
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge (Dec 2000 – Oct 2002)

Research Assistant
Metropolitan Police and Home Office Police Research Group (Jul 1995 – Oct 1996)

Responsibilities

USW Crime, Justice and Society Research Institute – Director – December 2015 to Present.

USW Comprehensive Research Information System (CRIS) Project Board – Academic member – June 2015 to Present.

USW Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science Research Programmes Committee – Member – September 2014 to Present

USW Faculty of Business and Society Research Committee – Member – December 2015 to Present

USW Research Committee – Member – December 2015 to Present

Publications

Selected publications:

Bennett, T. and Holloway, K. (in press) Motives for illicit prescription drug use among university students: A systematic review and meta-analysis, International Journal of Drug Policy

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T. (in press) Characteristics and correlates of drug use and misuse among university students in Wales: A survey of seven universities, Addiction Research and Theory.

Holloway, K. and Hills, R. (2017) A qualitative study of fatal and non-fatal overdose among opiate users in South Wales. Report submitted to Welsh Government.

Holloway, K. and May, T. (2017) Evaluation of the DOMINO programme. WCADA.

Williams, K. and Holloway, K. (2016) Evaluation of the Children and Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Outcome Monitoring Tool. Welsh Government.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T., and Hills, R. (2016) ‘Non fatal overdose among opiate users in Wales: a national survey’, Journal of Substance Use, 21(5): 471-477.

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T.H. (2016) ‘The effects of drug interventions on crime and criminal behaviour: a systematic review of systematic reviews’ in What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation, New York: Springer.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K. and Edwards, J. (2014) National Survey of Non-Fatal Overdoses among Opiate Injectors in Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dhss/publications/140708opiateen.pdf

Holloway, K. and Tomkins, N. (2014) A Snapshot from Wales: The Voluntary Sector Working in Criminal Justice. London: Clinks. http://www.clinks.org/sites/default/files/A%20snapshot%20from%20Wales%20-%20the%20voluntary%20sector%20working%20in%20criminal%20justice%20-%20March%202014.pdf

Maguire, M., Holloway K., and Bennett, T.H. (2014) Evaluation of the European Social Fund Peer Mentoring Wales Programme. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://wales.gov.uk/docs/caecd/research/2014/140207-evaluation-european-social-fund-peer-mentoring-report-en.pdf

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway, K. (2014) ‘Drug use among university students: findings from a national survey’. (Journal of Substance Use). Early Online. January 2014.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K. and Bird, S. (2014) ‘Does ’Take Home Naloxone’ reduce non-fatal overdose?’ Lancet, 383(9912): 124-125.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K., Brookman, F., Parry, O. and Gorden, C. (2014) ‘Explaining prescription drug misuse among students in a widening access university: the role of techniques of neutralisation’. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 49(4): 448-455.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H., Parry, O. and Gorden, C. (2014) ’Characteristics and consequences of prescription drug misuse among university students in the UK. Journal of Substance Use, 19(1-2): 156-163.

Bennett, T.H., and Holloway, K. (2013). Drug misuse among university students in the UK: Implications for prevention. Substance Use and Misuse, 49(4): 448-455.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H., Parry, O. and Gorden, C. (2013) ‘Misuse of prescription drugs on university campuses: options for prevention’. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 27(3): 324-334.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K. and Maguire, M. (2013) Evaluation of the Implementation of the Substance Misuse Strategy for Wales. Cardiff: Welsh Government. http://wales.gov.uk/docs/caecd/research/130610-evaluation-implementation-substance-misuse-strategy-en.pdf

Bennett. T. H. and Holloway, K. (2012) ‘The impact of take-home naloxone distribution and training on opiate overdose knowledge and response: an evaluation of the THN project in Wales’. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19(4): 320-328.

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T.H. (2012). ‘Prescription drug misuse among university staff and students: a survey of motives, nature and extent.’ Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19 (2): 137-144.

Bennett. T. H. and Holloway, K. (2012) ‘The impact of take-home naloxone distribution and training on opiate overdose knowledge and response: an evaluation of the THN project in Wales’. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19(4): 320-328.

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T.H. (2012). ‘Prescription drug misuse among university staff and students: a survey of motives, nature and extent.’ Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 19 (2): 137-144.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway, K. (2011). Evaluation of the Take Home Naloxone Demonstration Project. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government. http://wales.gov.uk/statistics-and-research/evaluation-take-home-naloxone-demonstration-project/?lang=en

Bennett T. H. and Holloway, K. (2010). ‘Is UK drug policy evidence-based?’ International Journal of Drug Policy. Vol.21. pp. 411-417.

Maguire, M., Holloway, K., Liddle, M., Gordon, F., Gray, P., Smith, A. and Wright, S. (2010) Evaluation of the Transitional Support Scheme. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government. http://wales.gov.uk/docs/dsjlg/research/101109tssfinreporten.pdf

Holloway, K. and Brookman, F. (2010) Evaluation of the Women’s Turnaround Project. Cardiff: Welsh Assembly Government. http://criminology.research.southwales.ac.uk/media/files/documents/2009-01-29/WTP_Final_Version_Report_of_Phase_1_201008.pdf

Bennett, T. H. and Holloway, K. (2009) ‘The causal connection between drug use and crime’. British Journal of Criminology. 49: 513-531.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway, K. (2009) ‘A review of the effectiveness of neighbourhood watch’, Security Journal. 22:143-155.

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T.H. (2008) ‘Ethnicity and drug misuse’, Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Misuse. 7(2) p. 214-236.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K. and Farrington, D.P. (2008) ‘The statistical association between drug misuse and crime: a meta-analysis’, Aggression and Violent Behavior. Vol.13. No.2, pp.107-118.

Bennett, T. H. and Holloway, K. (2008) ’Identifying and preventing health problems among young drug-misusing offenders. Health Education. Vol.108, No.3. pp.247-261.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H., and Farrington, D.P. (2008) Effectiveness of Drug Treatment Programmes in Reducing Criminal Behaviour. Stockholm: National Council on Crime Prevention.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H., and Farrington, D.P. (2008) Does Neighbourhood Watch Reduce Crime, Research Briefs, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Department of Justice. Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office.

Bennett, T.H., Holloway, K., and Farrington, D.P. (2008) Effectiveness of Neighbourhood Watch in Reducing Crime. Stockholm: National Council on Crime Prevention.

Bennett, T. and Holloway K. (2007) Drug-Crime Connections. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Holloway, K. and Bennett, T (2007) ‘Gender differences in drug misuse and associated problem behaviours among arrestees in the UK’. Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 899-921.

Bennett, T., Holloway, K. and Farrington, D.P. (2006) ‘Does neighborhood watch reduce crime? a systematic review and meta-analysis’. Journal of Experimental Criminology, Vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 437-458.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway, K. (2006) ‘Variations in drug users’ accounts of the connection between drug misuse and crime’. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol.38, no.3., pp. 243-254.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T.H. and Farrington, D.P. (2006) ‘The effectiveness of drug treatment programmes in reducing criminal behaviour: a meta-analysis’. Psichothema, Vol. 18, No.3: 620-629.

Bennett, T. and Holloway, K. (2005) ‘Disaggregating the relationship between drug misuse and crime’, The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol.38, No.1 pp. 102-121.

Bennett, T. and Holloway, K. (2005) ‘The association between multiple drug misuse and crime’, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, Vol.49, No.1, pp. 63-81.

Bennett, T. and Holloway, K. (2005) Understanding Drugs Alcohol and Crime. London: McGraw-Hill/Open University Press.

Holloway, K., Bennett, T. and Farrington, D.P. (2005) ‘The effectiveness of criminal justice and treatment programmes in reducing drug-related crime: a systematic review’, Home Office On-line Research Report 26/05. London: Home Office.


Conference Papers

Holloway, K. and Hills, R. (2016) 4th Health and Justice Summit: Improving Patient Experience in Secure Environment Healthcare. Managing Overdose Events. Findings from a Qualitative Study of Fatal and Non-fatal Overdose among Opiate Users in South Wales.

Holloway, K. (2016) Swansea Harm Reduction Group 2016 – Swansea, Wales: Managing Overdose Events. Findings from a Qualitative Study of Fatal and Non-fatal Overdose among Opiate Users in South Wales.

Holloway, K. (2016) American Society of Criminology conference. Early Findings from the Higher Education Alcohol and Drug Survey (HEADS).

Holloway, K. (2016) National (Wales) Naloxone Conference. ‘Managing Overdose Events. Findings from a Qualiative Study of Fatal and Non-fatal Overdose among Opiate Users in South Wales.’

Holloway, K. (2015) American Society of Criminology conference. ‘Managing Overdose Events. Findings from a Qualiative Study of Fatal and Non-fatal Overdose among Opiate Users in South Wales’.

Holloway, K. (2011) American Society of Criminology conference. ‘Naloxone Saves Lives. Or does it?’ Washington D.C., November.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway (2011) ‘The take-home naloxone (THN) project and evaluation’. Conference organised by the Welsh Assembly Government. Swansea. May.

Holloway, K. (2010) American Society of Criminology Conference. ‘Prescription drug misuse among university staff and students: a survey of motives, nature and extent.’ San Francisco, USA. November.

Maguire, M. and Holloway (2009) ‘Mentoring adult offenders: always the Cinderella’, British Society of Criminology conference 2009, Cardiff, July.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway (2008) ‘The effectiveness of neighbourhood watch’, The Stockholm Criminology Symposium 2008, Stockholm, Sweden, June.

Bennett, T.H. and Holloway, K. (2008) ‘Drug-related crime’, paper presented at seminar for staff and students, University of Madrid, June.

European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2007 – Bologna, Italy: A qualitative study investigating variations in the connection between drug misuse and crime (co-presented with Professor Trevor Bennett of the University of Glamorgan).

American Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2006 – Los Angeles, USA: Does neighborhood watch work? (co-presented with Professor Trevor Bennett of the University of Glamorgan)

European Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2006 – Tubingen, Germany: Ethnic group differences in drug misuse among arrestees in the UK.

American Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2005 – Toronto, Canada: Gender differences in drug misuse and associated problem behaviours among arrestees in the UK.

World Congress of Criminology Annual Conference 2005 – Philadelphia, USA: The effectiveness of neighborhood watch schemes in reducing crime: a meta-analysis (co-presented with Professor Trevor Bennett of the University of Glamorgan)

Royal Society of Psychiatrists Annual Meeting 2005 – Edinburgh, Scotland: The effectiveness of coercive drug treatment programmes in reducing drug use and crime: a meta-analysis (co-presented with Professor Trevor Bennett of the University of Glamorgan)

Memberships

British Society of Criminology
Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice

External

Welsh Government’s Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse (APoSM) Sub-group conducting a review of the evidence-base on the effectiveness of safer injecting facilities in reducing harm and saving lives. February 2017 – present.

Enhanced Harm Reduction Centre Steering Group – Member – June 2016 – present.

Gwent Drug and Alcohol Service (GDAS), Dyfed Drug and Alcohol Service (DDAS) and Dyfodol – Executive Board member – March 2015 – present.

Cyfle Cymru – Health Working Wales – Out of Work Service – Advisory Board Member – August 2016 – present

Welsh Government Children and Young People’s Substance Misuse Outcome Tool Working Group – Academic Consultant – Dec 2014 – present.

Bangor University – External Examiner for the BA Psychosocial Studies in Substance Misuse


Research

Research Interests:

Substance use and misuse, drug policy, drug treatment, systematic reviews and quantitative data analysis.


Current Research Activity:
Misuse and Diversion of Opioid Substitution Treatment
Evaluation of the Women’s Pathfinder Diversion Scheme (NOMS Cymru funded)
Substance misuse among university students (USW funded)
Drug-related deaths in Wales (unfunded)

Recent Research Activity:

A qualitative study of non-fatal overdose in Wales (USW funded)
Evaluation of the DOMINO project (WCADA funded)An evaluation of the ESF Peer Mentoring programme (WG funded)
An evaluation of the implementation of the Welsh Substance Misuse Strategy (WG funded)
A national survey of non-fatal overdose in Wales (WG funded)
A qualitative study of non-fatal overdose in Wales (WG funded)
A systematic review of systematic reviews of the effectiveness of drug treatment (UK Charitable Foundation – Academic Study Group)
Prescription drug misuse among university staff and students in Glamorgan and Glyndwr Universities (unfunded)

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