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Lindsay O'Dell

I am a senior lecturer in the Children and Young people group in the Faculty of Health and Social Care. My key area of teaching and research interest focuses on children who are in some way ‘different’, including children with autism, working children, sexually abused children and children with a visible difference. Find out more about Lindsay and her research

Martin Robb

Martin was Principal Investigator for two recent research projects: 'Beyond Male Role Models: Gender Identities and Practices in Work with Young Men' (2013-15), a collaboration between The Open University and Action for Children, funded by the ESRC, and 'Young Men, Masculinity and Wellbeing' (2016-17), in partnership with Promundo, and funded by Axe/Unilever. Find out more about Martin and his research

Philippa Waterhouse

Philippa Waterhouse

Dr. Philippa Waterhouse is a Lecturer in Health and Social Care at The Open University. Previously, she worked as a Teaching Fellow at The Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton. She holds qualifications in Population Studies (Bsc: UoS) and Demography (Msc & PhD: UoS) Find out more about Philippa and her research

Andy Rixon

I am currently a lecturer teaching primarily in the children, young people and families area. My background is in child and family social work and staff development in social services. Find out more about Andy and his research

Lesley Hoggart

Lesley Hoggart

Dr. Lesley Hoggart is Associate Head of School (research excellence) in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care at the Open University. She specialises in qualitative research, and spent many years working in the qualitative research group at the Policy Studies Institute. Her research interests are focused on reproductive health, abortion policy and politics, teenage pregnancy and sexual health. Find out more about Lesley and her research

Mathijs Lucassen

Mathijs Lucassen

I joined the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) at The Open University in August 2015, and became a WELS open media fellow in June 2017. I originally trained as an occupational therapist, and have worked clinically in mental health services in both England and New Zealand. Immediately prior to starting work at The Open University I worked as a lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Auckland. Find out more about Mathijs and his research

Rod Earle

Rod Earle

I joined the HSC Youth Justice team in July 2008. Before that I worked throughout the late 1980s and the 1990s as a youth justice worker in the London Borough of Lambeth, where I also completed a part-time Masters degree in Criminology at Middlesex University Centre for Criminology. My dissertation considered the prospects for restorative justice in the youth justice system of England and Wales and, in 2000, I joined the Public Policy Research Unit at Goldsmiths College to work on the National Evaluation of introduction of Referrral Orders into the youth justice system. Find out more about Rod and his research

Stephen Leverett

Stephen is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, working mainly in the Children, Young People and Families area. He is currently module lead for K218 Working with children, young people and families and co module lead for K101 An introduction to health and social care. Find out more about Stephen and his research

Wayne Taylor

Wayne joined the Open University in August 2007. He is a member of the Youth Justice team in Health and Social Care. As such, he has been involved in the production of the four courses that make up the Foundation Degree in Youth Justice and is currently presentation chair for K228: Delivering the Youth Rehabilitation Order. Find out more about Wayne and his research