Following the completion her Masters of Research in Criminology, Emma joined the research team at the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland in January 2014. To date Emma has undertaken research on a vast range of topics including, but not exclusively, children and young people looked after at home, health and social care integration, children's experiences of poverty, and, the appointment of safeguarders in the Children's Headings System.
In addition to this Emma has been involved in the evaluation of number of CELCIS run programmes as well as specific service evaluations.
Currently Emma’s primary research interests focus on parenthood. This includes, parental identities, family interaction and engagement with services, and the experiences of care leavers as parents.
- Qualitative research into the Solicitor Role at children's hearings
- Welch, Victoria (Principal Investigator) Young, Emma (Co-investigator)
- Period 01-Jun-2015 - 31-Oct-2015
- The unique needs of children ‘looked after at home’ in Scotland: Addressing outcomes
- Welch, Victoria (Principal Investigator) Sadler, Sue (Academic) Fitzpatrick, John Paul (Research Co-investigator) Young, Emma (Research Co-investigator)
- Period 16-Dec-2013 - 31-Mar-2014
Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children (CELCIS)
View University of Strathclyde in a larger map