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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 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
Chairperson, Bantuan Coffee Foundation1 Jul 2012 → …
1/02/17 → 31/01/18
Project: Internally funded project
Adversarialism in informal, collaborative, and 'soft' inquisitorial settings: lawyer roles in child welfare legal environmentsPorter, R., Welch, V. & Mitchell, F., 3 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 41, 4, p. 425-444 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)
Porter, R. B., 12 Oct 2019, In : British Journal of Social Work.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article