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Dr Jessica Roy

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

Research keywords

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