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    Research Interests

    My main research interests include service user experiences of the child protection and criminal justice systems, the involvement of family members in child protection and child welfare processes and methods for facilitating such involvement, the practice and experiences of professionals who operate the child protection system, and social work assessment and decision making in child welfare.

    Willingness to take PhD students


    PhD projects

    - The involvement of family members and children and young people in child protection and welfare processes
    - Service user experiences of the child protection and criminal justice systems
    - Child protection social work practice
    - Assessment and decision-making in work with children and families
    - Family group conferencing

    Frequent Journals

    • British Journal of Social Work

      ISSNs: 0045-3102, 1468-263X

      Oxford University Press/UNESCO

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.96 SJR 1.243 SNIP 1.462


    • Child Care in Practice

      ISSNs: 1357-5279, 1476-489X

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1476-489X


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.61 SJR 0.27 SNIP 0.46


    • Child abuse & neglect

      ISSNs: 0145-2134

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1873-7757

      Elsevier Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 3.54 SJR 1.501 SNIP 1.644


    • Families, Relationships and Societies

      ISSNs: 2046-7435

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2046-7443

      The Policy Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.1 SJR 0.431 SNIP 0.67


    • Developing Practice

      ISSNs: 1445-6818


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