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Can you help peer review NSPCC research?

Last updated: 31 May 2024 Topics: News
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We’re looking for people with research experience to help us to maintain the quality of the evidence we produce.

All NSPCC research is sent for a blind peer review by at least two independent reviewers before we publish our findings, and we’re seeking new researchers to join our database of peer reviewers.

We’re looking for people with research experience in:

  • child abuse and neglect
  • participation within children and young people
  • online safety
  • children’s social care
  • safeguarding.

If you're interested email us today:

What we ask from our peer reviewers

We’d ask you to review up to one report per year.

If an upcoming report matches your area of expertise, we’d contact you to see if you are interested and whether you can review in the timescale required.

If you agree, we ask that you return the report within 2–4 weeks, depending on the length of the report (usually around 30 pages).

We ask for feedback on the clarity and detail of the report contents and layout, and whether the findings are clear and supported by evidence.

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Our current peer reviewers

Thank you to the generous academics and experts who supported our research in 2023/24:

  • Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones – University of Birmingham
  • Dr Jo Bryce - University of Central Lancashire
  • Dr Steve Burton - Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Oliver Eastman – Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • Dr Deborah Hodes - University College London
  • Professor Kieran McCartan – University of the West of England
  • Maeve Walsh - Associate with Carnegie UK
  • Dr Peter Yates – University of Edinburgh.

Contact us

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact

Our research is designed to improve our understanding of preventing child abuse and lessening its impact on children.

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