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Dr Cindy Corliss

Dr Cindy Corliss

Research Associate, CASCADE

School of Social Sciences

44 (0)29 2087 0192
1-3 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BD
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a researcher in CASCADE, the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre, here at Cardiff University. I am currently the Principal Investigator for an 18 month Health and Care Research Wales funded project which focuses on the online lives of looked after children in Wales.

Other research interests include cyberbullying, childhood mental health, young people and social media, and LGBT+ identities.



  • University of Glasgow (2012-2016) PhD in Education
  • University of Glasgow (2010-2011) MSc in Education
  • Anna Maria College (2000-2004) MEd in Elementary Education
  • Clark University (1993-1997)- BA in Sociology

Academic Positions

  • Research Associate- CASCADE, Cardiff University 2017-present






My current research project focuses on the online lives of looked after children, and is the first of its kind in Wales. This mixed-methods research study seeks to understand what the online lives of looked after children are like and whether they experience cyberbullying at a different rate than their peers. In addition, what risk factors they face and what advantages going online has for this population will also be explored.

Previous research: 

The Coronavirus (COVID 19) Pandemic: Young People leaving care and practitioners share their experiences and lessons for the future

Devolved budgets: An Evaluation of Pilots in Three Local Authorities in England

Social Workers in Schools: An Evaluation of a Pilot in Three Local Authorities in England


Past projects

Co-Supervisor for Sumedha Panja- Parents’ perception of future aspirations for their children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (2020)

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