Professor Jane Tunstill
Jane is the Making Research Count Children’s Adviser, having written, researched and taught extensively on child welfare and social work. She has contributed to Unit projects including the NQSW Programme evaluation; reviews for C4EO; and, children’s centre evaluation studies for Action for Children. Jane is Emeritus Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Having undertaken extensive research on early intervention in child and family provision, Professor Tunstill is often asked to provide expert input to national and local policy. Her study of the ‘Contribution of Sure Start Local Programmes to the Task of Safeguarding Children’s Welfare’ was included in the government funded overview, ‘Messages from Research, Safeguarding Children Across Services’. Commissioned projects include examining Value for Money issues, and with the National Institute for Economic Research Jane reviewed the ‘Costs and Consequences of Child Maltreatment’ for NSPCC. With James Blewett she is working with a number of local authorities, in developing a framework for identifying interim child and family outcomes which can inform family support practice and policy in the immediate and medium term.