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The SCiP Alliance research group is now chaired by Dr Adrian Barton.

Adrian has worked in academia since 1994. He started his career as a research assistant working on a variety of projects and for a range of organisations. He has subsequently conducted evaluations for the Home Office, The Ministry of Justice and the NHS as well as for a range of NGIOs and Third sector organisations. He is currently working for The NHS Leadership Academy looking at how to embed evaluations within their work. Adrian's personal research interests are substance use policy and practice and child safeguarding. He has published a number of books and articles in these fields.

Dr Judith McCullouch is very much part of the research group and the SCiP Alliance team as Principle Investigator.

Dr Matthew Thorne has also joined the group. Matthew works at the Sixth Form College Farnborough as a Personal Tutor and Medieval History lecturer and has worked at the college for over 10 years. In his Personal Tutor role he interacts with students from a wide range of backgrounds, a significant number of whom are from forces families. He has just completed his EdD with Reading University where his thesis investigated career aspirations and academic achievement at A-Level of students from forces families. He is interested in ways to impact on the A-Level achievements of students from forces families and perhaps consequently their progression to University.

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