Projects per year
Birgit Larsson is a Lecturer in Social Work. She graduated with a BA from Harvard University in 2004, a MSc from the University of Edinburgh in 2007, and a PhD from the School of Social Work at UEA in 2015. Prior to UEA, she was a mediator and facilitator and coordinated school and criminal court mediation programs in Brooklyn, NY. In 2009, she was awarded a Charles Pick Fellowship at UEA to work on a novel, and in 2010, she joined the Social Work department through a university funded studentship to pursue research on police uses of restorative justice for young female offenders in the UK. Since then, she has worked on a number of research projects involving vulnerable people and young people in the care system.
Key Research Interests
Birgit's PhD research involved secondary analysis of administrative police data (N=17,000) and narrative analysis of life history interviews with young women who had offended and were referred to restorative justice in the UK. Her general research interests include offending and victimisation, particularly as it relates to young people from a care background and to women.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
8/08/22 → 30/08/23
Children in care and reunification with birth parents
25/03/20 → 30/04/23
An investigation of the implementation in England of the first regulatory framework for long-term foster care as a permanence option
Larsson, B., Larsson, B., Neil, B. & Gitsels, L.
1/11/18 → 30/09/21
The right decisions for children in long-term foster careLarsson, B., Schofield, G., Neil, E., Young, J., Morciano, M. & Lau, Y-S., 1 Feb 2022, Children and Young People Now, February , 2022, p. 31-32 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › ArticleOpen AccessFile29 Downloads (Pure)
Planning and supporting permanence in long-term foster care: An investigation of the implementation in England of the first regulations and guidance for long-term foster care as a permanence option (Department for Education 2015)Larsson, B., Schofield, G., Neil, E., Morciano, M. & Lau, Y-S., 10 Dec 2021, Nuffield Foundation. 187 p.
Research output: Book/Report › BookOpen AccessFile41 Downloads (Pure)
Morality tales: young women's narratives on offending, self-worth and desistanceLarsson, B., Sep 2019, In: Probation Journal. 66, 3, p. 318-334 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile2 Citations (Scopus)22 Downloads (Pure)
Providing a secure base for LGBTQ young people in foster care: the role of foster carersSchofield, G., Cossar, J., Ward, E., Larsson, B. & Belderson, P., Aug 2019, In: Child & Family Social Work. 24, 3, p. 372-381 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)56 Downloads (Pure)
The challenges for good practice in police-facilitated restorative justice for female offendersLarsson, B., Schofield, G. & Biggart, L., 2018, In: International Journal of Restorative Justice. 2018, 1
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)