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 Zoe Bezeczky (nee Meredith)

Zoe Bezeczky (nee Meredith)

Research Assistant, CASCADE

School of Social Sciences

Email
bezeczkyz@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29225 10957
Campuses
1-3 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Overview

I am a research assistant and doctoral student in the Children’s Social Care Research and Development centre (CASCADE) at Cardiff University. I work on a range of projects funded by What Works for Children’s Social Care. Recent projects include a randomised control trial of Schwartz Rounds (a group intervention seeking to improve staff well-being) and a systematic review of Intensive Family Preservation Services.

My PhD aims to explore how children in care and care leavers at-risk of criminalisation are supported by the presence of local, multi-agency protocols. This research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.

Biography

Education

Psychology BSc with a Professional Placement, 1st Class, Cardiff University (2014)

Academic positions

  • Research Assistant- School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University (2018-current)
  • Research Assistant- Public Health Wales (2016-2018)
  • Research Assistant- School of Medicine, Cardiff University (2015-2016)

Speaking engagements

  • Bezeczky, Z., Barton, E. & Roderick, J. (2018). Informing Intervention and Prevention Strategies Through a Multi-agency Violence Surveillance and Analysis System. Presented at: Welsh Public Health Conference, Cardiff, UK, 8th-9th November 2018.
  • Taylor, P., Robling, M., Moriarty, Y, Meredith, Z. & Playle, R. (2017). Groups for Alcohol-misusing Short-term Prisoners: the results of a randomised controlled trial. Presented at: International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, Split, Croatia, 13th-15th June 2017.
  • Taylor, P., Kissell, A., Mason, B., McNamara, R., Meredith, Z., Yvonne, M., Playle, R. & Davies, E. (2016). Trial in Prison: We Can Randomize, But Can We Control? Presented at: International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services Conference, New York, US, 21st-23rd June 2016.

Publications

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2016

My research interests include adverse childhood experiences, mental health, and the criminal justice system.

Current project

We are evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a new intervention to children’s services called Schwartz Rounds. Schwartz Rounds is a monthly forum that provides staff with the opportunity to reflect on the emotional and social challenges of their work. Local authorities in England are taking part in the randomised control trial, with the primary aim of assessing whether the intervention improves the psychological well-being of staff.

Previous projects include: