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Dr Martin Elliott

Dr Martin Elliott

Research Associate, CASCADE

School of Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 2087 6326
1-3 Museum Place


I am a Research Associate in the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) at Cardiff University (0.4WTE) and a Research Development Officer with the Wales School for Social Care Research (WSSCR) (0.6WTE).

My research interests include children 'looked after' by the state; young people in secure accommodation; children on the edge of care; poverty and social inequalities; services and outcomes for disabled children and young people


Education and Qualifications

1997 Diploma in Social Work

1998 BA(Hons) Community Studies (Social Work)

2013 MSc Social Science Research Methods

2018 PhD

Professional memberships

Registered as a social worker with Social Care Wales

Committees and reviewing

Journal reviewer, British Journal of Social Work

Journal reviewer, Child Care in Practice







External Funding

2018 - 2020. Elliott, M.(PI), Scourfield, J. and Morris, K. Child Welfare Inequalities in Wales: practice and prevention. (Health and Care Research Wales, £261,201) 

2018 - 2019. Williams, A. (PI), Elliott, M., Evans, R., Lyttleton-Smith, J., Young, H. and Long, S. Young people in secure accommodation in Wales (Social Care Wales, £100,000) 

2018. Elliott, M. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) one year post doctoral research fellowship (£117,389)

2018. J. Lyttleton-Smith (PI), Scourfield, J. and Elliott, M.  Supporting the improvement agenda within Children's Services in Wales. (Social Care Wales, £15,558)

2015. Elliott, M (PI), Scourfield, J. and Staples, E. Analysis of data on children in residential care in Wales (Care Council for Wales, £7,400)

Internal Funding

2017. Cardiff University Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (CUROP) Child Welfare Inequalities: The effect of Flying Start programmes on intervention rates (£1600)