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Personal Statement

I joined the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) in October 2013.  CYCJ is an independent centre hosted by the University of Strathclyde.  Prior to joining CYCJ I worked at Glasgow City Council, helping to develop the city’s evidence-based approach to youth justice policy, practice and service development and also managing the Youth Justice Research and Development Team.  While I was there I really enjoyed being able to work collaboratively with practitioners and conducting research that was relevant and meaningful to practice.  I was pleased that the move to CYCJ not only offered the prospect of conducting high quality academic research, but also the opportunity to maintain that connection to practice through colleagues in the Practice Workstream and CYCJ’s existing practitioner networks.

My role at CYCJ is Research Fellow, as well as being the lead for Research Workstream.  This involves developing and implementing the research strategy, overseeing the research output and ensuring that our work helps CYCJ meet its aims and objectives, as well as designing and undertaking research projects.  My key research interests are the experiences and impact of bereavement and loss in young people as well as the vulnerability of young men.  However, my workload at CYCJ is varied which ensures that no two days are ever the same!

My recent projects include: conducting the CYCJ stakeholder survey; an evaluation of a Systemic Family Practice Course; an exploration of the changes in the way that young people and crime are reported in the media; an implementation of Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care in the West of Scotland; and the piloting of an assessment and monitoring tool for vulnerable young women.

Find out more about CYCJ at www.cycj.org.uk

Expertise & Capabilities

youth justice

bereavement and loss

research with children and young people

Keywords

  • youth justice
  • Young People
  • criminal justice
  • offending
  • bereavement
  • loss

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Projects 2013 2020

Evaluation of the ROSA Project

Vaswani, N.

3/09/1830/10/20

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)

What is youth justice? Changing priorities, roles and perceptions in the era since Kilbrandon

Vaswani, N., Dyer, F. & Lightowler, C.

Social Work Scotland

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

Research Output 2013 2019

Bullying Behaviours: Adverse Experiences for All Involved?

Vaswani, N., 30 Jun 2019, Glasgow. 20 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File
exclusion
experience
childhood
evidence
playground

Here and Now: An Evaluation of Barnardo's Trauma, Bereavement and Loss Service in Schools

Gillon, F., Vaswani, N. & Paul, S., 31 Jul 2019, Glasgow. 33 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File
trauma
evaluation
school
secondary school pupil
death

Prizes

HaSS Impact Prize: Outstanding Impact for Policy

Nina Vaswani (Recipient), Jun 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2018

Hearing and documenting the voices and experiences of young people in custody

Nina Vaswani (Speaker)
3 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Encouraging innovation, evidence use and practice development in youth justice

Nina Vaswani (Speaker)
26 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation