Sharon Vincent is a Reader in Child Welfare. She is co-lead of the Social Justice and Health Equity for Marginalized Groups Multi-Disciplinary Sub-theme and Ethics lead within the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing. She has over 20 years’ experience of conducting research in child welfare and child protection. She previously worked at the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Centre for Child Protection Research and has also worked for the Social Work Services Inspectorate, Scottish Government and Barnardo’s. Her particular area of research interest is child death review processes and prevention of child deaths and serious abuse and neglect. She has also conducted research on resilience and early intervention and evaluated programmes aimed at supporting the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children and their families.