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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


Member of Research Group Advisory Committee , CoramBAAF

2011 → …

Member, ESRC Peer Review College

2011 → …

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Projects 2016 2024

Deaf and disabled children talking about child protection

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

Project: Projects from Previous EmploymentResearch

Research Output 2008 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)

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

social research
knowledge production

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

Home Care Services
home care
Information Storage and Retrieval

Activities 2015 2017

  • 1 Editorial board member
  • 1 Invited talk

Estrangement from siblings experienced by looked after children

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

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Child & Family Social Work (Journal)

Christine Jones (Peer reviewer)
2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial board member