10. Promoting innovation in prison systems

In this episode we ask how can we promote innovation, co-creation and organisational learning in the challenging prison environment?

Prof Sarah Hean talks with members of COLAB who are experienced facilitators of innovation in prison and other environments. Päivikki Lahitinen , Laura Sepännen, Marie Aakjær, Heli Kaatrakoski and Laure Kloetzer discuss their experiences of their challenges, successes and aspirations in this field.

Extra resource/Further reading
Hean, S. et al. (2021). A COLAB Model of Workplace Transformation in the Criminal Justice Context. In: Hean, S., Johnsen, B., Kajamaa, A., Kloetzer, L. (eds) Improving Interagency Collaboration, Innovation and Learning in Criminal Justice Systems. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70661-6_8


This COLAB consortium is a partnership of criminal justice related organisations and academic institutions from Norway, UK, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland and the Netherlands.  The consortium was funded by the Marie Curie Sklodowska EU programme of Horizon2020. Much of the work of our consortium was based in Norway and therefore some of our podcast episodes are in Norwegian language.  However, because of the international nature of the COLAB consortium, much of the series is in  English. The Podcast series is funded by the Norwegian Research Council FORSTERK programme and produced by the University of Stavanger (COLAB FORSTERK 2021-2023).

Päivikki Lahitinen from University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Laura Sepännen Finnish School of Occupational Health, Finland
Dr Marie Aakjær University of Absalon, Denmark
Ass Prof Laure Kloetzer, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Prof Sarah Hean University of Stavanger, Norway
Dr Heli Kaatrakoski, University of Stavanger, Norway

Andrea Danielsen Johansen University of Stavanger, Norway