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Ms Katie Hollingworth
Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education
27-28 Woburn Square
London
WC1H 0AL
Tel: 020 7612 6928
Appointment
  • Research Officer
  • IOE - Social Science
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

Katie Hollingworth works at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at UCL, Institute of Education. She has 10 years experience in conducting research studies using both quantitative and qualitative methods across a range of subject areas relating to children, young people, parenting and families.

Her broad areas of research are:
  • Looked After Children and Care Leavers
  • Evaluations of programmes/interventions
  • Education across the lifecourse
  • Secondary analysis of large data sets
  • In-depth qualitative research with children, young people and families
  • Katie also teaches on the BSc Social Science Degree
 
Recent and current research projects
  • Evaluation of Lincolnshire County Council's Caring2Learn Partners in Practice Programme
  • Meanings of care work in familial and non-familial settings: revisiting men's roles with children to build capacity
  • Leaving care, employability and 'decent work' in 11 countries worldwide
  • Comparative studies on education of youth in care
  • Evaluation of the London Borough of Ealing's Intensive Engagement Model: Adolescents in and on the edge of care
  • Mapping provision and use of childcare in the UK over time through a secondary analysis of large-scale statistical data
  • Child and Family Case Studies and a study of NEET young people within the Effective Pre-school, Primary and Secondary Education longitudinal study (EPPSE)
  • Childhood Wellbeing Research Centre - Adoption timescales and reforms; Residential Parenting Assessments; Child outcomes Framework for the Family Justice System
  • Evaluation of Relationship Support Interventions
  • Evaluation of the Social Work Practices Pilot
  • Evaluation of the Healthy Start Vouchers Programme
  • Cross-national study of the educational pathways of care leavers: Young People in Public Care: Pathways to Education in Europe (YiPPEE)
  • Meeting the health needs of families referred to Family Intervention Projects (FIPs)

Personal country knowledge

Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Hungary

Research Groups
Research Summary

My research areas
  • Sociology
  • Young adults (18-30)
  • Children (0-12 years)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adoption
  • Looked after children
  • Parenting
  • Foster care
  • Family
  • Disadvantage
  • Evaluation
  • Mixed methods
  • Qualitative analysis
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Lifelong learning
  • Informal learning
  • Further and post-16 education
  • Higher Education (HE)

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