Miss Laura Reid

PhD Researcher

Social Work Stirling

Miss Laura Reid

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About me

Working PhD title: Children and Young People's involvement in Domestic Homicide Reviews.

I joined the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection as a PhD Researcher in 2020. This PhD is part of CAFADA (Children and families affected by domestic abuse), an ESRC funded project at the University of Stirling, looking at innovations in social care in Scotland and England.

The PhD explores children's perceptions and experiences of Domestic Homicide Reviews, specifically the barriers and enablers to their participation. The research seeks to develop understandings of what children and young people want and need from these reviews, how they are currently supported through them, and how this can be improved to promote meaningful participation in the review process.

I am a social worker with experience of statutory and third sector social work, primarily working with looked after children and their carers.

I have previously worked on the Life Changes Trust, Creating Better Lives? Project. I am currently working on Needs Rounds: improving end of life care in care homes, an NIHR funded study.

Research

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