Beverley Barnett-Jones joined the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory in May 2020 as Associate Director for Practice and Impact. She was previously on the frontline of children’s social care for 30 years, undertaking a variety of social work practice and management roles in local authority and family court settings. Always committed to making research count, she has spent the last few years bringing research and evidence into the design and development of new services. She is a member of the FDAC partnership, acting as a mentor and support to the expansion of this innovative family justice model. Beverley is a social worker at heart, practicing relational activism and placing relationships and connecting at the centre. She received an MBE in June 2018 for her work with children and families.