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Now officially retired, I hold an honorary appointment as senior research fellow in the Department of Social Work and Social Policy and in CELCIS - the Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection - at the University of Strathclyde. I am editor of the Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care and guest editor (2022-24) of Youth. I served as trustee of Who Cares? Scotland (2005-11) and as a non-executive director of Kibble Education and Care Centre (2013-2023). I was awarded the Strathclyde Medal in 2016 for making 'an outstanding contribution to the success of the University of Strathclyde and for demonstration of the University Values.'
My research, writing and public engagement is concerned with the care experience of children and young people, and particularly their experience in education. My current interests include residential care and the history of industrial schools.
Expertise & Capabilities
- children and young people in public care, and care leavers
- residential child and youth care
- the education and wellbeing of looked after children
- widening participation in post-school education
- youth mentoring
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Looked-after Children
- Children and Families
- Children in Care
- The Education of Looked-after Children
- The Education of Children in Care
- Scottish Education
- youth mentoring
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- 11 Finished
17/09/18 → 6/09/19
MacLeod, I., Connelly, G., Fassetta, G. & Siebelt, C.
15/09/14 → 27/11/14
Project: Research - no external funding
Care to Vote? Young People Looked after by Local Authorities and the Referendum on Scottish independenceConnelly, G. & Kinlochan, J., 23 May 2014, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde, p. 1-11, 10 p.
Research output: Working paper › Discussion paperOpen AccessFile124 Downloads (Pure)
The Sexual Exploitation of Looked After Children in Scotland: a study conducted for the Care InspectorateLerpiniere, J., Hawthorn, M., Smith, I., Connelly, G., Kendrick, A. & Welch, V., 2013, Glasgow. 108 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned reportOpen AccessFile46 Downloads (Pure)