Dr Bob Broad Dr Bob Broad

Dr Bob Broad is visiting professor at London South Bank University, in the Weeks Centre for Social Policy and Research.

Previous to this he was professor of children and families research and director of the Children and Families Research Unit at De Montfort University, Leicester. He was also director of the National Children’s Bureau’s research and evaluation department.

A qualified teacher and social worker, earlier he worked in several inner London boroughs as a teacher and probation officer before becoming a lecturer at the London School of Economics and then head of policy, research and training at Rainer. He has managed, undertaken and published a large number of research studies about children looked after, leaving care, foster care, kinship care and grandparenting. He is currently undertaking, or has recently undertaken, research studies and/or reviews for the Department for Children, Schools and Families (children in transition to adulthood), Save the Children Fund (international kinship care), the Fostering Network, The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) and the Grandparents Association (publication ‘Being a grandparent: research evidence, key themes and policy recommendations’) .