Research Assistant – two roles available to work at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) on design of prison visiting facilities.

Two short-term research assistants are sought by the School of Design at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) to work with Rosemarie Fitton for 10 hours per week for 20 weeks on a project looking at prison environments.

Over the past two years Rosemarie’s team have developed a reputation for the delivery of innovative student design solutions for prison Visits Centres, providing design solutions that facilitate positive relationships in a more friendly and humane environment, delivering positive outcomes for both visitors and prisoners.

The advertised posts would be working on a new project that intends to capture not only the research that has already been undertaken in this area, but also to build on the experience and acumen developed through active design practice. This, coupled with research conducted with prisoners and visitors about their experiences of visits centres, will provide an evaluation of the success of interventions already implemented, enrich the research data and feed into future design projects.

Duties will include preparation of a literature review, data generation (via interviews) and data analysis.

Further details of the posts are available on the UniTemps website at The intended start date is applications is 25 March 2019, and applications are invited as soon as possible.