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Personal Statement

Nadine is a researcher in the Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection (CELCIS) at the University of Strathclyde. She has conducted research with children who have experience of living in alternative care settings, their families, and the adults who care for them. Her overarching research interests include children, families, alternative care, social work, sociology and relationships. Nadine's work at CELCIS currently involves a longitudinal Evaluation of the Lifelong Links Project in Scotland, being trialled by Family Rights Group. More information about Lifelong Links can be found here: https://frg.org.uk/lifelong-links/ 

Nadine completed her PhD research, titled 'An Ethnographic Exploration of Relationships in Residential Child Care', at the University of Stirling in 2019. She also has an MSc in Applied Social Research (2014) and a BA Hons in Psychology and Sociology (2013), both from the University of Stirling.

Nadine currently splits her time between the University of Strathclyde's Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection (CELCIS) and the University of Stirling's Centre for Child Well-being and Protection (CCWP).

Research Interests

Childhood, Families, Relationships, Care Experience, Foster Care, Kinship Care, Residential Care, Social Work

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, An Ethnographic Exploration of Relationships in Residential Child Care, University of Stirling

Oct 2014Nov 2019

Award Date: 22 Nov 2019

Master of Science, Applied Social Research, University of Stirling

Sept 2013Aug 2014

Award Date: 21 Nov 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Sociology , University of Stirling

Sept 2009Jun 2013

Award Date: 20 Jun 2013

External positions

Research Fellow, University of Stirling

Apr 2020 → …


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