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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Ravinder Barn


Professor of Social Policy, Royal Holloway, University of London, United Kingdom



Ravinder Barn is Professor of Social Policy in the Department of Law & Criminology. She is Director of Research, and Head of the Families and Children Research Cluster. Ravinder is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, and served as a member of the Social Work and Social Policy sub-panel for the Research Excellence Framework 2020.




Ravinder has a strong track record in policy-relevant research in relation to racial/ethnic, social and gender inequalities. She is the author/editor of eight books and over 100 journal papers or book chapters. She writes on gender, ethnicity, child and youth welfare, and criminal justice. Her research on child welfare and migrant groups; and gender-based violence is highly regarded nationally and internationally. Ravinder is a mixed-methods researcher. Her academic base is inter-disciplinary and spans social policy, sociology, social work, and criminology.
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