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Erin Doherty

Research Assistant, CASCADE

1-3 Museum Place
Siarad Cymraeg


I currently work for CASCADE in joint work with the What Works Programme. The first two projects focus on moving social work practice and decision-making closer to families. In the first project, we work with 3 local authorities and provide funding for them to create devolved budgets for individual families in which children are at high-risk of coming into care. The idea is that social workers and families together will create individualised support plans to enable more children to live safely at home. In the second project, we work with another 3 local authorities and provide funding for them to partner much more closely with schools, enabling social workers to get to know families and communities in more extensive and longer-lasting ways. 

From September 2019 I will be working on a project looking into care experienced young people thinking of attending university/currently attending university/choosing not to enter university and the determining factors of their choices for doing this.



Graduated (2017) with a Bsc in Social Sciences with Psychology focussed route (BPS Accreditation)


Followiung graduation, I worked for Cardiff City Council advising on Council Tax and Benefits for 8 months. 

I then worked for DECIPHer within Social Sciences at Cardiff University as an administration assistant and PA, whilst also working predominantly on the CHETS 3 study looking into 2000 10-11 year olds perceptions of Smoking, Vaping and their schools conducting fieldwork within schools across Wales in Welsh and English through the means of a survey.

I started in CASCADE at the end of June 2019 as a research assistant researching into ways to reduce the number of young people and children needing to enter into care, which is a topic which I find highly interesting being from care myself.