Susannah Bowyer

Susannah Bowyer

Knowledge Engagement Lead: NFJO Development Team

Susannah Bowyer is Assistant Director at Research in Practice (RiP), a network for evidence-informed practice in child and family services. RiP was founded in 1996 and has current membership of 115 local authorities, children’s trusts and voluntary organisations.

Susannah leads on the varied portfolio of RiP network and project work. This includes: strategic leadership on network engagement and partnership support; senior editorial lead on RiP’s publications in various formats for a range of audiences; QA of research-based learning events; project leadership on a range of commissioned research and evaluation activities.

Susannah joined Research in Practice in 2006, after completing a doctorate in Social Anthropology at Manchester University in 2005 and teaching social sciences and research methods at Manchester, University College Dublin and the University of Plymouth.


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Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
We are pleased to see Sir Andrew McFarlane covering the 'Born into Care' report in his speech at the recent ALC conference: @NuffieldFound @researchIP @KarenB_LU @ReesCentre 3 days ago
Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
The Nuffield FJO, CoramBAAF and the Family Justice Council are to work together to address pressing questions about Special Guardianship @CoramBAAF @NuffieldFound @Tweets_ALC @ChildFamJustice 2 weeks ago
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Insightful suggestions from Sir Andrew McFarlane at today's ALC Conference. Pleasing to see Born into Care report is stimulating debate about solutions. @ReesCentre @NuffieldFJO @researchIP @FamilyRightsGp @ChildFamJustice 3 weeks ago

The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory is being developed by the Nuffield Foundation working in partnership with a development team led by Professor Karen Broadhurst from The Centre for Child and Family Justice Research at Lancaster University