Marian Brandon (BA, MA, CQSW, PhD) is a Professor in Social Work and Director of the Centre. She is a children and families specialist and has research interests in family support, child protection and multi-agency working.
Laura Biggart (BSc, PhD) is a Lecturer in Social Sciences Research. Her research interests are in work-life balance, Emotional Intelligence, and youth offending.
Christine Cocker (BSW (hons); MTh (Dist) OXON; PG Dip HSSM (Dist)) is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work. Her research interests are lesbian and gay fostering and adoption and social work with looked after children.
Sara Connolly (BA, MPhil, DPil) is a Professor of Personnel Economics. Her research interests are in gender and the labour market.
Jeanette Cossar (BA, MA, DipSW, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and has research interests in children and young persons' views of the child protection process and of risk, LGBT young people in care.
Jonathan Dickens (BA, MA, CQSW, MSc, PhD) is a Professor of Social Work. His research interests include child care law, the development of social work in its wider social policy and international contexts, care planning and decision making for looked after children.
Jane Dodsworth (BA, MA, CQSW, PhD) is a Lecturer is Social Work with a particular research interest in child protection and child sexual exploitation.
Simon P Hammond (BA, MSc, PhD) is a Programme Manager and Research Fellow at Norwich Medical School. His multidisciplinary research interests include stakeholders’ (children, young people, health and social care professionals, older people including people living with dementia and their family/carers) views of health and social care delivery and the opportunities presented by digital technologies for these groups.
Ruth Hancock (PhD) is Professor of the Economics of Health and Welfare with research interests in the economic, health and social policy implications of individual and population aging with a particular focus on finacial provision for later life and provision for long-term care needs.
Peter Jordan (BSc, MA, DipSW) is a Lecturer in Child and Family Social Work. His research focuses on the relationships between key professionals engaged in child protection work, with a particular emphasis on the ethical stances taken by workers from different agencies.
Elsbeth Neil (BSc, MA, DipSW, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and has particular research interests in contact after adoption, post adoption support for birth families, and services to support post adoption contact.
Gavin Nobes (BSc, PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology with research interests in children's moral development, the development of scientific understanding (especially astronomy, biology and climate change), and child physical abuse.
Julia Rimmer (PhD) is currently working as a Research Fellow with Prof. Beth Neil on the ESRC funded study: 'From care, to adoption to parenting: a two generation study of identity, risk and resiliance in adoptive families.
Vicky Scaife (BA, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol, AFBPsS) is a Lecturer in Psychology. Her research interests focus on the relationship between substance misuse and aspects of family life, gender issues in relation to parental substance misuse, professional perceptions of parental substance misusers, and young people's substance use decision-making.
Gillian Schofield (BA, MA, CQSW, MSW, PhD) is Professor of Child and Family Social Work and Head of the School of Social Work. Her research interests are in attachment, care planning, long-term foster care, and looked after children and offending.
Tom Shakespeare (PhD) is Professor of Disability Research at Norwich Medical School. His research interests are in disability studies, medical sociology, mental health recovery, and in social and ethical aspects of genetics.
Irina Sirbu (PhD) is a Senior Research Associate. She works on a project titled: From being adopted to becoming a parent: when adopted people become parents and adopters become grandparents'.
Judi Walsh (BSc, PhD, C.Psychol., AFBPsS) is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and has research interests in relationships and psychological well-being, particularly in the perinatal period.
Nick Walsh (BSc, PhD) is a Lecturer in Developmental Psychology. His research interests are in the effects of psychosocial experiences upon brain development and psychological functioning.
David Howe (BSc, MA, CQSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Professor of Social Work. His research interests are in attachment theory, post-adoption work, developing social work theory and practice, child abuse, neglect, rejection and trauma.
Clive Sellick (JP, CQSW, MSW, PhD) is an Emeritus Reader in Social Work. His research interests are in commissioning and the mixed economy of foster care provision, and the international aspects of child welfare. He is a lay judge in the Noforfolk Family Court.
June Thoburn CBE (BA, DipPSA, MSW, LittD) is an Emeritus Professor of Social Work and founding Director of the Centre. Her research interests are in family placement, and the family support and child protection provisions of the Children Act 1989.