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The editorial team
Kish Bhatti-Sinclair Co-Editor
Head of Social Work and Social Care, University of Chichester

Kish is known for her work on social work, race and racism and is particularly interested in ethnically sensitive research methodologies and theories, such as modern racism, which test discriminatory attitudes and behaviours.

She has worked on commissioned evaluation projects which have enabled her to make recommendations directly to child protection agencies and has led on a number of publications which have questioned professional ideologies and beliefs, responses to child abuse within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic families, cultural racism, anti-Muslim racism and Islamophobia.

Lisa Bunting Co-Editor
Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Queen’s University, Belfast

Lisa has worked in the field of child welfare and child protection research for the past two decades and has specific interests in the impact of childhood adversity and the development of trauma informed children’s services. She has recently led on the first national prevalence survey of mental health problems and trauma exposure among Northern Ireland youth and, together with colleagues at Queen’s, has conducted a rapid evidence review of system-wide trauma informed care implementation to inform the regional roll-out of the NI Safeguarding Board’s Trauma Informed Initiative. She is currently working on analysis of children’s social care data to identify trends in the relationship between area level deprivation, involvement with child protection social work, and patterns of repeated service use over time.

“We are both extremely excited about taking up co-editor roles for Child Abuse Review and are looking forward to continuing the great work of the previous editors, maintaining and developing the journal’s already excellent standards. We also firmly believe that strong alliances and collaborations between practitioners and researchers are essential to ensuring the journal reflects the ever-changing challenges faced by child protection professionals. For us, strong working relationships with the Editorial Board, AoCPP and its members, are essential to further integrating policy, research and practice, and, from the warm welcome we have received, we can see that this vision is shared.” - Kish and Lisa

Kish Bhatti-Sinclair - Co-Editor
Professor of Social Work and Social Policy University of Chichester, UK

Lisa Bunting Co-Editor
School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work Queen’s University Belfast, UK

Associate Editors

Lee Sobo-Allen
School of Health and Community Studies, Leeds Beckett University, UK

William Baginsky (Training)
Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire, UK

Jenny Driscoll
School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London, UK

Carlene Firmin MBE
Department of Sociology, Durham University, UK

Joanna Garstang
Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust, Birmingham, UK

Catherine Hamilton-Giachristis
Department of Psychology, University of Bath, UK

Gabriel J. Otterman
Uppsala University Children’s Hospital, Sweden

Kate Parkinson (Books Reviews)
School of Health and Society, University of Salford, UK

Prospera Tedam
Department of Social Wellbeing, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

Edgardo Toro Quezada
School of Social Work, Pontifcia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile

Denise Turner (Continuing Professional Development)
Social Worker, Consultant in Bereavement and Loss, Sussex, UK

Social Media Editor

Michael Fanner
School of Health and Social Work, University of Hertfordshire, UK

Statistical Editor

Peter Kimani
Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK