Researchers

Matthew Aldrich (BA, MSc, PhD) is a Lecturer in Economics. He is currently working on a collaborative research project investigating the role of fathers within the family and in the labour market.

Sue Bailey (BA) is a Senior Research Associate currently working on an evaluation of care proceedings in three London Boroughs. Other recent research includes an analysis of serious case reviews from 2009-11 for the DfE, and an exploration of the ways in which neglect featured in these cases of child fatality and near-fatality for the NSPCC. Sue is the coordinator of 'Making Research Count' at UEA.

Pippa Belderson (BA, MMedSci, PhD) is a Senior Research Associate. Her current work includes an independent evaluation of the Department for Education funded programme offering training and support to improve the quality of Serious Case Reviews and a study of how children and young people recognise and deal with abuse and neglect for the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

John Clifton (MA, CQSW, PhD) is a Senior Research Associate and an experience social worker. His main research interest is in men and fathers in adoption and child protection.

Birgit Larsson (BA, MSc, PhD) is a Senior Research Associate with a focus on the experiences and life pathways of young women who were referred to restorative justice in the UK. She is particularly interested in the topics of gender and restorative justice, community reintegration, and using narrative techniques with traumatized populations.

Georgia Philip (BA, MA, PhD, PGCE) is a Senior Research Associate. Her research interests include: fathers, gender and care, qualitative and feminist research, the feminist ethics of care, parenting interventions and family policy.

Penny Sorensen (BSc, MA, PhD) is a Senior Research Associate currently working on the The Triborough Family Coaching Service and the Kinsington & Chelsea Families Forward Service. She has an interest in family research, particularly the experiences of older men in families.

Emma Ward (BSc, PhD) is a Senior Research Associate. Her main research interest is in adoption and the care system. 

Jenny Woodman (BA, MA, MSc) is a population health researcher with expertise in studies combining routing data with in-depth qualitative data. Her research interests are in the role of healthcare services for vulnerable populations, including abused and neglected children.

Julie Young (BA, PGCE) is a Senior Research Associate currently working on a project looking at care planning for children in foster care and the role of the independent reviewing officer.