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Ms Jessica Roy

Ms Jessica Roy

Ms Jessica Roy
BA Hons (York), MA (York), MRes (York)

Social Work (PhD)

Area of research

What are the risk and protective factors for children who live with parents who misuse substances in relation to their children's social care and wellbeing outcomes?

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My research interests are: child safeguarding; child protection; social work with children and families; domestic violence and abuse; and parental substance misuse.

The focus of my PhD study is risk and protective factors for children living with parental substance misuse in relation to children’s social care and wellbeing outcomes. The research design is a retrospective longitudinal case note study, using multivariate statistical analysis to explore which factors or sets of interacting factors are associated with particular outcomes. 

I am also a Research Associate on the ReProvide Workstream I (IRIS+). This is a training and support intervention for general practice to improve the response to children exposed to domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and men and women experiencing or perpetrating DVA


Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a children and families social worker. I am a registered social worker and continue to work as an independent off-site practice educator (supervisor) for social work students on placement. 


I teach on BSc Childhood Studies and MSc Social Work degree courses. I am also a tutor on the MSc Social Work degree course. 


  • Children and families social work
  • Child protection
  • Substance misuse
  • Quantitative and innovative methodologies
  • Risk assessment

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