Miss Jade Hooper

PhD Researcher

Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology 3S28 Colin Bell, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Miss Jade Hooper

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About me

I am a Research Fellow and PhD candidate based in the Faculty of Social Science, with experience in quantitative research and methodologies, and the handling of sensitive administrative data. For my ESRC funded postgraduate research I am investigating social and locality variations in dog bites in Scotland using health and Census data.

I also have experience working on projects related to animal welfare and law with the Scottish Government, Scottish Sentencing Council and the Scottish SPCA.

Previously, I worked on a large, four-nation Nuffield Foundation funded project investigating child welfare inequalities, using data from the Looked after Children and Child Protection returns in Scotland (http://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/research-directories/current-projects/2014/child-welfare-inequality-uk/).

Currently, I am part of a team from the Universities of Stirling and Lancaster looking at permanence, progress and outcomes for children in Scotland 'looked after' away from their birth parents before the age of five (https://www.stir.ac.uk/ccwp/research/permanently-progressing/).

Research (1)

My research interests include human-animal interactions and associated health, wellbeing and policy issues; social inequalities; and child wellbeing and protection. I am also interested in research methodologies, in particular, innovative methodologies using administrative and big data.  

Projects

Permanently Progressing? Phase Two: Middle Childhood
PI: Dr Helen Whincup
Funded by: The Nuffield Foundation and Donors (UK)

Outputs (16)

Outputs

Article

Mason W, Morris K, Webb C, Daniel B, Featherstone B, Bywaters P, Mirza N, Hooper J, Brady G, Bunting L & Scourfield J (2020) Toward Full Integration of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Case Study Research: Insights From Investigating Child Welfare Inequalities. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 14 (2), pp. 164-183. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689819857972

Research Report

Biehal N, Cusworth L, Hooper J, Whincup H & Shapira M (2019) Pathways to permanence for children who become looked after in Scotland. Commissioned by an anonymous donor. Permanently Progressing? Building secure futures for children in Scotland. Stirling: University of Stirling. https://afascotland.com/learning-zone/permanently-progressing

Meeting Abstract

Cusworth L, Hooper J, Biehal N, Shapira M & Whincup H (2018) Permanently Progressing? Building Secure Futures for Children in Scotland: Pathways and outcomes for looked after children. International Conference for Administrative Data Research, Queen's University Belfast. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3 (2), Art. No.: 031. https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i2.500

Meeting Abstract

Hooper J, Cusworth L & Whincup H (2018) Permanently Progressing? Building Secure Futures for Children in Scotland: Pathways and outcomes for looked after children. International Conference for Administrative Data Research, Queen's University Belfast. International Journal of Population Data Science, 3 (2), Art. No.: 030. https://doi.org/10.23889/ijpds.v3i2.499

Working Paper

Bywaters P, Scourfield J, Jones C, Sparks T, Elliott M, McCartan CJ, Hooper J, Shapira M, Bunting L & Daniel B (2017) Identifying and understanding inequalities in child welfare intervention rates: quantitative evidence from a comparison of the four UK countries. http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/inequalities-child-welfare-intervention-rates

Technical Report

Bywaters P, Brady G, Jones C, Sparks T, McCartan CJ, Bunting L, Hooper J, Shapira M, Daniel B, Elliott M & Scourfield J (2017) Identifying and Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates: Quantitative Methodology Technical Paper. The Nuffield Foundation. University of Stirling. http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/inequalities-child-welfare-intervention-rates

Research Report

Hooper J, Shapira M & Daniel B (2017) Identifying and Understanding Inequalities in Child Welfare Intervention Rates: Comparative studies in four UK countries. Single country quantitative study report: Scotland. Project Report on findings from the Child Welfare Intervention project. The Nuffield Foundation.