Dr Ruth Friskney

Research Assistant

Social Work Stirling

Dr Ruth Friskney

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My research focuses on the relationships between individuals and institutions, often linking to my previous experience in policy work around justice and gender-based violence.

I am currently working on Constructions of children and parents during the reform of family law in Scotland, a Carnegie funded project looking at discourses around children's participation during the parliamentary process of the Children (Scotland) Act 2020. Alongside my role at Stirling, I also work at Glasgow University on the European funded project IMPRODOVA: Improving frontline responses to high impact domestic violence.

I received my PhD in Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, investigating how the police apologise in responding to public complaints. Most recently, I have been working on Improving Justice in Child Contact, a five country European funded project seeking to enhance children’s participation in decisions that affect them.