Katherine Bishop

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Katherine works for Research in Practice and Research in Practice for Adults as a Learning and Development Officer. Prior to this, she worked for the civil service and the NHS in library and information management roles. She has an MA in Library and Information Management and her research background is in changing service delivery in government library services. Katherine leads on RiP and RiPfA’s work around maximising independence for people living with dementia, transitions from children’s to adult’s services and assessing the needs of young carers. She also facilitates training on finding and appraising the quality of research and evidence-informed decision making.


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Young people’s views on responsive social services: What makes a difference?


In her debut blog, Katherine Bishop examines a New Zealand study which asks young people at risk of harm what makes a responsive, supportive social service and finds important messages for social work practice.

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