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Dr Jessica Roy

Dr Jessica Roy

Dr Jessica Roy
PhD (Bristol), MRes (York), MA (York), BA Hons (York)


Office Room 1.2, 6 Priory Road
School for Policy Studies,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 6780


My research and teaching interests are: children's rights; child safeguarding; child protection; social work with children and families; risk assessment and decision making; domestic violence and abuse; parental substance misuse and; the historical construction of childhood. 

My PhD (awarded 2018) explored the factors associated with social care outcomes for children living with parental substance misuse in England. The study was a retrospective longitudinal case note study and used bivariate and multivariate statistical analysis, including cluster analysis, to explore children's outcomes and factors associated with them.  

As well as being a lecturer in the School for Policy Studies, I am also a researcher on the ReProvide programme (IRIS+). IRIS+ is a training and support intervention for general practice to improve the response to children experiencing domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and men and women experiencing or perpetrating DVA


I am a registered social worker and have worked as a children and families social worker in a statutory child protection team. I have over 10 years experience of working with children and their families in a variety of settings. 


I teach on the following degree course: BSc Childhood Studies, MSc Social Work and MSc Advanced Social Work with Children and Families. I am a personal tutor for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 


  • Children and families social work
  • Child protection
  • Substance misuse
  • Quantitative and innovative methodologies
  • Risk assessment



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