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Dr Sharon Vincent

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

 Sharon Vincent, Reader in Child Welfare, Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University  Sharon Vincent joined Northumbria University in September 2014. She has many years’ experience of conducting research in the area of child protection and safeguarding. She was previously a Reader in Social Welfare in the Centre for Health and Social Care Improvement (CHSCI) at the University of Wolverhampton.  She has also worked at the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for UK-wide Learning in Child Protection, the Scottish Social Work Services Inspectorate, Scottish Government and Barnardo’s. Her particular areas of interest include child death review processes and prevention of child deaths from abuse and neglect, comparative child protection research and policy analysis, early intervention to prevent abuse and neglect, and resilience. While working for the Social Work Services Inspectorate she was a member of the team that undertook the National Audit and Review of Child Protection. In 2010 Sharon was awarded a Research Fellowship to undertake a comparative study of child death review processes in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada and the UK. In 2012 Sharon undertook an Audit and Analysis of Significant Case Reviews in Scotland for the Scottish Government. She was also a member of the Short Life Working Group which developed Scottish policy in relation to Significant Case Reviews.

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Room D101, Coach Lane Campus West
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne


Social Policy PhD September 01 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Adult student nurses' experiences of encountering perceived child abuse or neglect during their community placement, Tweedlie, J., Vincent, S. Feb 2019, In: Nurse Education Today
  • The aims and outcomes of public inquiries into the care and protection of children. Should they be undertaken differently?, Vincent, S. 1 Nov 2019, In: Child Abuse Review
  • Vulnerable Children, Young People, and Families, Jopling, M., Vincent, S. 2019, Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education , Cham, Springer
  • The health and well-being of children and young people who are looked after, Vincent, S., Jopling, M. 1 Mar 2018, In: Health & Social Care in the Community
  • Understanding child, family, environmental and agency risk factors: findings from an analysis of significant case reviews in Scotland, Vincent, S., Petch, A. 19 Apr 2016, In: Child & Family Social Work
  • Vulnerable Children: needs and provision in the primary phase, Jopling, M., Vincent, S. 27 Apr 2016
  • Child death review processes, Vincent, S. Mar 2014, In: Child Abuse Review

PGR Supervision

  • Paul Watson Start: 01/08/2019
  • Paul Watson Start: 01/08/2019
  • Tara Peters Start: 01/10/2017
  • Rosanne Cooper Start: 01/11/2014
  • Marie Thirkell Start: 01/10/2018
  • Lara Pizycki Start: 02/11/2015
  • Sean Brockbank Start: 01/10/2016
  • Justine Ogle Whose Voice? Children and Young People’s Participation in the Child Protection Conference Start: 31/10/2014


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