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Rachel O’Brien

Rachel O’Brien

Director of Transitions Spaces

Rachel has worked in the area of criminal justice for some years, most recently setting up Transitions Spaces, a community interest company concerned with understanding and developing practical approaches to rehabilitation.

Her particular interests are in service user led approaches and workforce and community engagement. She led the Transitions project at the RSA working with a prison in East Yorkshire for three years.

Her publications include Building a Rehabilitation Culture (RSA 2014), Transitions (RSA 2011) and The Learning Prison (RSA 2010). 

Rachel is commissioning editor of the RSA Journal. Prior to this, Rachel worked in the voluntary sector, thinks tanks and in government as a Special Advisor.

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