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Social Justice Programme
As the Research Officer for Research in Practice, Fidelma champions the use of research within the organisation and has particular responsibility for ensuring quality research is embedded into all of our outputs. She is also Account Manager for Partners across a number of areas and the topic lead for the monthly RiP Research and Policy Updates (RPUs).
Fidelma joined Research in Practice in March 2019 following five years as a Research Fellow in the School of Psychology and the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex. There she worked on a number of research projects relating to children, young people and families, including evaluation of services. The everyday lived experiences of children and families has been central to her research work, as has building understandings of practice approaches which facilitate better outcomes for children, young people and families.
Fidelma’s background is in the field of Psychology, which she holds a degree in. She also has a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in Developmental Psychology.