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Dr Jenny Woodman
Room 37
27/28 Woburn Sq
Tel: 0207 612 6815
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  • Associate Professor in Child and Family Policy
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

I did my Masters in Public Health in 2008, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and moved straight into a PhD looking at how GPs respond to families who prompt concerns about child maltreatment. 

Before coming to the UCL Social Research Institute in the Institute of Education, I worked in the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health where I did my PhD. 

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Research Summary

I am a public health researcher in child and family policy, with a strong focus on describing and evaluating public services for vulnerable child and their families. I work closely with policy and colleagues, including in my role as Co-Director of NIHR Children and Families Policy Research Unit

Children’s Social Care Data User Group (CSC DUG) a knowledge exchange network that shares expertise between academic, third sector and government users of data from children's social care. 

Teaching Summary

I currently teach on UCL-Institute of Education's BSc in Social Science Course, MSc in Social Policy and Social Research and supervise undergraduate and masters students. 

I currently have six doctoral students work on 

  • Using administrative data to understand household composition (single parents) and child health
  • Variation in health visiting
  • Health needs of mothers who have their children removed through the family courts
  • Multi-agency safeguarding Hubs
  • Family Drug and Alcohol Courts
  • Virtual Schools and School Heads

Academic Background
2017   ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow University College London
2014   Doctor of Philosophy University College London
2009   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
2005   Master of Arts King's College London
2001   Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
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