Dr. Trevor Spratt was appointed AIB Professor in Childhood Research and Director of the Children’s Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin, in 2015. The Children’s Research Centre undertakes multi-disciplinary policy and practice-relevant research into the lives of children and young people and forges strong links both nationally and internationally with researchers, service providers and policy makers in the field of child and youth research, including the ‘Growing Up in Ireland’ longitudinal study.
Dr. Spratt’s research interests focus across five main strands, which are:
In addition to these areas of interest, Dr. Spratt has undertaken a number of evaluative research projects within both the voluntary and statutory sectors providing health and social care in Northern Ireland. He has chaired an internal Trust review following the death of a child and chaired and authored a Case Management Review Report following the death of a child in care.