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Personal Statement

Robert has worked in research and evaluation in a variety of institutions for the last 10 years. Happiest doing applied research in real-world settings, he enjoys combining his legal and psychological training to develop practical approaches to research and evaluation of socio-legal problems.

Research Interests

Research interests include legal empowerment and access to justice, specifically how/if people use and experience legal structures. In particular interest in the Children's Hearings System, it's operation and efficacy.

Expertise & Capabilities

Expertise in evaluation methods and methodology, socio-legal research, and measure design and implementation

Academic / Professional qualifications

B.Sc. Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, 2001

PG.Dip. Psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff, 2002

M.Res. Psychology from the University of Aberdeen, 2004

LLB from the University of London (external), 2008

PhD Law (pending) from the University of Tilburg, Netherlands

External positions

Chairperson, Bantuan Coffee Foundation

1 Jul 2012 → …

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Projects 2017 2018

Contact Decisions in the Children's Hearings System

Porter, R. B.

1/02/1731/01/18

Project: Internally funded projectSecondment

Research Output 2007 2019

child welfare
lawyer
reporter
social worker
threat

Recording of children and young people's views in contact decision making

Porter, R. B., 23 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Social Work.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

recording
Decision Making
contact
decision making
United Nations