Reunification of children in care with their parents
sexual abuse and substitute care
Areas of expertise
My research interests include foster and residential care, the reunification of separated children with their families, kinship care and child protection. I undertook research in the Department of Health programmes of research on Child Protection and Residential Care and my study on fostering adolescents was part of a research programme on Family Support. My recent studies on kinship care and reunification were in a Department for Children, Schools and Families research programme on Quality Protects.
I am currently studying Linking and Matching in Adoption and undertaking research on Neglect, both in research initiatives funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.