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Professor Elaine Farmer

Professor Elaine Farmer

Professor Elaine Farmer
B.A.(Nott.), Ph.D.(Bristol), CQSW, Dip Soc Admin

Emeritus Professor
PhD Supervisor

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6727

Research summary

Research projects



  • The poor relations? Children and informal kinship carers speak out (2013)
  •  Effective Working with Neglected Children and their Families: Linking Interventions to
    Long-term Outcomes
  • Achieving Successful Returns from Care: What makes reunification work? (2011)
  •  Improving Child and Family Assessment: Turning Research into Practice ...

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Elaine Farmer is Professor of Child and Family Studies in the School for Policy Studies. Before joining the University, she worked as a children and families social worker and in hospital social work in England and in a specialist unit for children with emotional, behavioural and educational difficulties in Sydney, Australia.  Her practice experience informs her research and teaching.

She is a leading national and international researcher in child welfare and child protection and is author or co-author of ten published books, three on-line books and many articles and book chapters. She has led many large-scale government-funded research studies ...

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