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Claire Mason

Research Engagement Officer - Family Justice Observatory, Senior Teaching Associate

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 594112


Career details

  I returned to Lancaster University in August 2015 as Senior Research Associate , having previously worked for the University as Lecturer of Social Work betwwen 2006 and 2013.

I am a qualitative researcher and have worked on a wide range of projects at a local regional and national level. I am currently  dedicated to a Nuffield Foundation funded study examining the issue of Recurrent Care Proceedings. Details of the project are available at: http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/vulnerable-birth-mothers-and-recurrent-care-proceedings


I am a qualified social worker and before holding an academic post practised in the fields of social care and community development for ten years. My practice experience has largely been with children and families and this continues to be my main area of interest.

My work is positoned at the interface between academia and social work practice and I am committed to ensuring our research is utilised and translated into practice.

I have for the last year also been working with the Family Drug and Alcohol Court National Unit based in London developing an intensive two year support programme to pregnant women who have previously had  children compulsorily removed from their care.


Research Interests

I am particularly interested in practices surrounding support to families who are in receipt of compulsory state interventions . I have been involved in a number of local, regional and national studies that have provided an analysis of career patterns and outcomes for children and families.

Current Research Activities

Vulnerable Birth Mothers Recurrent Care Proceedings


Twitter: @Recurrent_Care


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