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Ms Katie Hollingworth
Room 21
Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education
27-28 Woburn Square
Tel: 020 7612 6928
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  • Lecturer
  • IOE - Social Research Institute
  • UCL Institute of Education

Katie Hollingworth works at the Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) at UCL, Institute of Education. She has over 15 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 Experienced Young People
  • Evaluations of programmes/interventions
  • Education across the lifecourse
  • Secondary analysis of large data sets
  • In-depth qualitative research with children, young people and families
  • Early childhood education and care
  • Katie also teaches on the BSc Social Science Degree and supervises UG and Masters Dissertation students and students on the DEdPsy programme


Recent and current research projects

  • COVID-19: Families, children aged 0-4 and pregnant women: vulnerabilities, resources and recovery in Tower Hamlets
  • Impact and reach of private childcare
  • Widening participation research on care leavers' experiences of higher education
  • Evaluation of the Foundling Museum's 'Tracing our Tales' project
  • 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 Summary

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

Teaching Summary

BSc Social Science: Module leader and seminar tutor for Introduction for social science research, seminar tutor for Qualitative Research Methods module and Sociology of Childhood module. Dissertation supervisor. Personal Tutor.

BSc Sociology - Module leader and seminar tutor for Introduction for social science research

Dissertation supervisor on the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights.

Supervisor on the DEdPsy Programme

Academic Background
2019   ATQ02 - Recognised by the HEA as an Associate Fellow University College London
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