Clarissa White is a Qualitative Research associate at Belmana. Clarissa set up as an independent researcher in July 2012 to specialise in understanding what works for families and children. She has over 20 years’ experience working in two of the largest social research agencies in the UK (NatCen Social Research and TNS-BMRB) and government (Department for Education – DfE). Throughout her career Clarissa has focused on social research and evaluation of government policy for children, young people and their families.
Currently she is working with Belmana to evaluate the impact of Families First for the London Borough of Newham (carrying out qualitative interviews with families). She is also evaluating the Troubled Families Programme (leading on the Process Evaluation which involves carrying out a large programme of longitudinal case studies), and Families Included for West Lothian. As part of the National Children’s Bureau research team she is managing research exploring the qualification and skills needs of staff working in residential children’s care for the Department for Education (DfE). Clarissa has written and taught about qualitative research methods – specifically research with children and young people, reporting qualitative research, the design and use of focus groups and qualitative deliberative activities.
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