Manon Roberts

Senior Analyst


Manon is a senior analyst, applying a critical eye to qualitative and quantitative research relating to the criminal justice system. She enjoys evaluating data and policies to produce achievable, evidence-based ideas of how to improve the system.


Through focus groups, Manon specialises in using insights from service users to inform evidence-based recommendations on improvements to the crime and justice system.


Before joining Crest, Manon worked in prisons on relationship and substance abuse projects, establishing a family service at HMP Wandsworth.


In her spare time, Manon enjoys cold water swimming and is a member of a London-Welsh choir.

Key achievements

  • Commissioning, delivering and analysing a major programme of focus groups across the UK examining attitudes towards policing and extremism

  • Led research for a review of how the justice system responds to the needs of children of prisoners and presented the results on Channel 4 News

  • Lead author on a major new report examining the lessons from youth justice in England and Wales which could be applied to adult system

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