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Dr Evgenia Stepanova

Postdoctoral Research Associate


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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences  
Research Associate in the Department of Sociology  

Biography

I am a Research Associate in the School of Applied Social Sciences currently working on two projects, namely Longitudinal Evaluation of the Step Up to Social Work Programme (also see https://www.facebook.com/CareersinSocialWork) and Think Ahead Social Work Qualifying Programme Evaluation.

I joined the School of Applied Social Sciences in 2010 when I was awarded a Durham Doctoral Studentship and successfully defended my PhD thesis in 2014. Prior to studying in Durham University, I graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in Russia.

Between 2006 and 2008 I participated in a social project which developed social advertising for looked after children as well as promoted the practice of adoption in a children’s home in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Since 2009 I have been an active member of the two largest Non-Governmental Organizations in Saint-Petersburg called Petersburg’s Parents and Step Forward, both work very closely with looked after children.

Research interests

  • Research with looked after children and care leavers
  • Residential care for children
  • Child development
  • Interventions with children and young people
  • Participatory research
  • Child maltreatment

Research Projects

  • Step Up to Social Work Longitudinal Evaluation
  • Think Ahead Social Work Qualifying Programme Evaluation

Publications

Journal Article

  • Stepanova, E. & Hackett, S. (2014). Understanding Care Leavers in Russia: Young People's Experiences of Institutionalisation. Australian Social Work 67(1): 118-134.
  • Chechel.E. (2010). Institutionalization of Looked After Children. Journal of State University of Economics and Finance, 8: 135.
  • Chechel, E. (2009). Socialization of Care Leavers. Journal of State University of St Petersburg