Miss Laura Reid

Research Fellow

Dementia and Ageing Stirling

Miss Laura Reid

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Laura is Research Fellow and PhD Researcher.

Laura is currently working with two projects at the University of Stirling; CAFADA (Children and Families affected by Domestic Abuse), and IMPACT (Improving Adult Care Together).

CAFADA is an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded project looking at innovations in social care in Scotland and England. Laura’s doctoral research is exploring children’s involvement in Domestic Homicide Reviews, specifically the barriers and enablers to child participation. More information about CAFADA can be found here: https://cafada.stir.ac.uk/about/

IMPACT is a UK centre for implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the ESRC and the Health Foundation. IMPACT works across the four nations and with co-production at its heart. In the centre we aim to improve the lives of people using services and enable practical improvements on the ground, by drawing on insights from research, lived experience, and practice knowledge. More information about IMPACT can be found here: https://impact.bham.ac.uk/

Laura's research interests include child and adult welfare and rights, bereavement and trauma, domestic abuse, homicide and suicide. Methodologically, Laura is interested in using digital and therapeutic approaches in undertaking research.

Laura has also recently worked on the ARCH (Archiving Residential Children's Homes) project. This is an AHRC funded project being undertaken by researchers at the University of Stirling and the University of Osnabrück, aiming to explore and improve how the everyday group care experiences of children and young people in residential care are captured and preserved.

Previous research includes working on the Life Changes Trust, Creating Better Lives? Project, and Needs Rounds: improving end of life care in care homes, an NIHR funded study.

Laura is a social worker with experience of statutory and third sector social work, primarily working with care-experienced children and their carers. Laura has also worked with The Promise Scotland as an independent research consultant.


Research interests include human rights and welfare, children's rights, child welfare, bereavement, domestic abuse, domestic homicide and suicide, research with children and young people, using digital methods and technology in research with children and young people, human animal interactions and animal assisted activities/ interventions.



Associate Lecturer and Module Co-ordinator in Social Work