Professor Julie Selwyn
Adoption, fostering, kinship care, looked after children
Julie is a Professor and Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies at the School for Policy Studies.
Before joining the University, Julie worked for 20 years as a children and families social worker in a variety of settings; child and family support centres, therapeutic communities and as an adoption worker. This practice experience continues to influence her teaching and research. Julie maintains links with practice through contributing to local in-service training programmes and working with Local Authorities on policy and service development.
- Selwyn, J & Nandy, S 2014, Kinship care in the UK: using census data to estimate the extent of formal and informal care by relatives. Child & Family Social Work, vol 19., pp. 44-54
- Farmer, E, Selwyn, J & Meakings, SJ 2013, 'Other children say you're not normal because you don't live with your parents'.: Children's Views of Living with Informal Kinship Carers: social networks, stigma and attachment to carers. Child & Family Social Work.
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