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Personal Statement

I joined the University of Strathclyde in October 2015 as Course Leader for the BA Education and Social Services. After completing my PhD at Durham University in 2009 I was awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which I undertook at the University of Edinburgh. From 2010 to 2013 I worked as a lecturer in the Department of Applied Social Sciences at Durham University supporting the delivery of the MA Social Work and BA Sociology programmes and in the position of Acting Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers. Immediately before my move to Strathclyde University I was a lecturer in the NSPPC/University of Edinburgh Child Protection Research Centre.

My research is concerned with the intersection of state policies, welfare practices and family relationships. I have a particular focus on the experiences and outcomes of care-experienced children and adults and the impact of state interventions on family practices. I am currently PI on a study of the impact and effectiveness of Adoption UK's TESSA post-adoption support programme. I am also conducting a programme of work on the sibling relationships of children in foster care and adoption. Other completed projects include a study of the views of maltreated deaf and disabled children and young people about the child protection system, a mapping review of UK child protection research published 2010-14; a critical review of integrated theories of the aetiology of child sexual abuse and child physical abuse and a collaboration between the universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Strathclyde, the Fostering Network and Quarriers exploring barriers and enablers of permanency for disabled children.

I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College and the Coram BAAF Research Group Advisory Committee. I am a Trustee of the Adoption and Fostering Alliance and an advisor for Adoption UK. I am co-founder of Stand Up For Siblings, a collaboration between a number of agencies promoting sibling relationships of children in public care (www.standupforsiblings.co.uk).

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Social Science, University of Durham

Master of Science, University of Stirling

External positions

Trustee, Adoption and Fostering Alliance

2016 → …

Member of editorial board , Child & Family Social Work

2015 → …

Trustee, DFW Adoption

20122016

Member of Research Group Advisory Committee , CoramBAAF

2011 → …

Member, ESRC Peer Review College

2011 → …

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Projects

Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

Julie, T., Stalker, K., Franklin, A., Fry, D., Cameron, A. & Jones, C.

Project: Projects from Previous Employment

Research Output

Advancing the science of literature reviewing in social research: the focused mapping review and synthesis

Bradbury-Jones, C., Breckenridge, J. P., Clarke, M. T., Herber, O. R., Jones, C. & Taylor, J., 3 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 22, 5, p. 451-462 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    Relative strangers: sibling estrangements experienced by children in out-of-home care and moving towards permanence

    Jones, C., Henderson, G. & Woods, R., 31 Aug 2019, In : Children and Youth Services Review. 103, p. 226-235 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Herald Society Partnership Award

    Christine Jones (Recipient), 6 Nov 2019

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial board member

    THE SIBLING RELATIONSHIPS OF LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN PLACED PERMANENTLY AWAY FROM HOME

    Christine Jones (Speaker)
    6 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Estrangement from siblings experienced by looked after children

    Christine Jones (Speaker), Gillian Henderson (Speaker)
    20 Apr 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk