Although child welfare services are one of the fast-growing social service sectors in Canada, we still lack comprehensive research about how to best to help children and families. For more than 20 years, Dr. Barbara Fallon has been working to bridge this knowledge gap.
As Canada Research Chair in Child Welfare, Fallon is focusing on two research areas. She and her research team are collecting timely, relevant data to address child welfare practice and policy needs. They are also taking a transdisciplinary approach to inform policy development and research for children. By engaging research users and stakeholders, Fallon’s research will continue to bridge gaps between research, practice and policies in the field of child welfare.