My research is in the area of improving outcomes for children, with a focus on parenting and adoption. I am particularly interested in pre and post support for adopted children and their adoptive parents and how this relates to placement success. I am also interested in therapeutic programmes and their effectiveness.
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I am particularly interested in the relationship between aspects of family functioning and children’s psychological well-being. My PhD utilizes data from the Wales Adoption Study, focusing on the experiences and of families following an adoptive placement.
Anthony, R & Wilson, L. (2013). Examination of recruitment to and retention of parents on parenting programmes in Newport. Newport Local Authority. £25,000.
BSc (hons) Psychology from Plymouth University
PgDip in Therapeutic Counselling (integrative) from University of Wales, Newport
MSc Social Sciences Research Methods (distinction) from Cardiff University
'Best Student Project' - National Social Services Conference 2015
Dec 08 – Sept 13 - Research Officer/Trial Manager – Swansea University
April 08 – Nov 08 - Research Associate – University of East Anglia
Sept 06 – Sept 07 - Communities Research Support Officer - Caerphilly County Borough Council
Sept 05 – Sept 06 - Research Assistant – Dartington Social Research Unit