Dr Linda Cusworth

Research Fellow

My Role

After working in the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York for 10 years, Linda joined Lancaster University part-time in May 2017 as a Senior Research Associate in the Centre for Child and Family Justice Research, and is based in the Law School. Initially she worked on the Nuffield-funded national study of supervision orders and special guardianship, with Professor Judith Harwin, undertaking analysis of local authority casefiles and administrative data, and contributing to the final report.

Linda is a Co-Investigator on the Permanently Progressing project, in collaboration with the University of Stirling and Adoption and Fostering Alliance (Scotland). Phase One ran from 2014 to 2018, with Linda's involvement transferring to Lancaster in 2017. Phase Two started in December 2020 (more info here).

Linda is now a Research Fellow, and Co-Investigator/lead researcher on the £2.2million Nuffield-Funded Family Justice Observatory Data Partnership, led by Professor Karen Broadhurst (Sociology, Lancaster University) and Professor David Ford (SAIL Databank, Swansea University).