Competitively funded research

Research Director of the following  

1995-6: £17.800, Devon Family Health Services Authority/South West Regional Health Authority.

‘Maternal depression in clients of health visitors and social workers: a comparison of rural and urban areas’. 

1998-2000: £87,000, Nuffield Foundation. ‘Social Work Practice Strategies with Depressed Mothers in Child and Family Care’

1997-8: £22,000, Economic and Social Research Council: ‘Knowledge and Decision making in Social Work.

1999-2002: £105,000 National Health Service Executive. ‘Achieving improvement through interprofessional education in mental health: an evaluation’

2001-2002: £51,000 Economic and Social Research Council: ‘Prevention and coping in child and family care’. 

2002- 2008: £92,000 Cornwall Social Services. ‘Developing a routinised system of assessing outcomes in child and family social work’.

June 2005 to May 2006: £36,000 National Children’s Homes: Development of a model for social intervention with parents: 

Sept 2006 to 2009: £103,000. DfES /Camborne, Poole and Redruth Success Zone. ‘Evaluation of a support service for children with school behavioural problems’ 

2006-7 £35,100 Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset Children’s services. ‘Development Evaluation of  provision for post qualifying social work education’. 

2007-8: £36,200 Evaluation of induction provision for newly qualified child care social workers. Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset Children’s services  

2007-8:  £24,200 Development of competencies in inter professional working amongst early career social workers, with reference to post qualifying training. Department for Children, Schools and Families (Skills for Care)