New Rees Centre Deputy Director

Dr Lisa Holmes has been appointed Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Rees Centre from October 2017.

Lisa has an international reputation for her research on fostering and child welfare and is joining us from her role as the Director of the Centre for Child and Family Research at the University of Loughborough.  Over the past seventeen years Lisa has undertaken a range of research and evaluations to inform child welfare policy and practice. She has been leading work nationally and internationally (with Chapin Hall, University of Chicago) on the cost calculator for assessing costs of children’s social care services and relating these to needs and outcomes. Lisa is also co-chair of the International Work Group for Therapeutic Residential Care. Lisa first started her career in child welfare as an outreach worker in the early 1990s, followed by two years working as a residential social worker in a local authority children’s home.

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