Dr Nell Warner
Research Associate, CASCADE
I am a Research Associate at CASCADE, the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre at Cardiff University. I am working on the What Works programme for children’s social care, primarily providing quantitative support across a range of studies being carried out through the programme.
My research interests include parenting and family support interventions, the emotional well-being of parents, outcomes for children in adverse family circumstances, quantitative methods and working with administrative data. My PhD focused on changes in the emotional well-being of parents with young children receiving home visiting support from Home-Start.
After an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, I had an early career teaching secondary school science in both Cardiff and Uganda. I then spent fourteen years working for the children’s umbrella organisation Children in Wales, in a policy and information-based role. I undertook both the Masters in Social Science Research Methods and subsequent PhD at Cardiff University. My PhD focused on home visiting support provided to families with young children by Home-Start UK. It used Home-Start’s administrative data to look at how a family’s situation and the way support is provided, are related to changes in emotional well-being among parents receiving support. I have been working as a Research Associate at CASCADE since May 2018.