Keith has been a key part of our in house research and policy team for the last 8 years, during which he has helped develop and implement policies that support to improve health and social care services for children and young people.
He has also carried out research into health inequalities in young children, worked to improve support for care leavers and campaigned to improve children’s health services, in particular mental health support for looked after children.
Before joining NCB, Keith volunteered in Parliament and for Ambitious about Autism.
‘When carrying out research I get to meet lots of members of children’s workforce. I am always inspired by their passion for ensuring every child has the best start in life. Many children, young people professionals that work with them spare there time to advise NCB and support its research. It’s a great honour but also feels a great responsibility to relay their messages to policy makers. I don’t want to let them down.’
MScEcon (Dist) in Political Theory
BA (Hons) in Politics and Social Philosophy and Applied Ethics
National Children’s Bureau (2015) Poor Beginnings: Health Inequalities among young children across England, London: National Children’s Bureau.
Clements, K (2013) Opening the door to better healthcare: Ensuring general practice is working for children and young people, London: National Children’s Bureau.
National Children’s Bureau, Action for Children, Barnardo’s, Together Trust, The Who Care’s Trust and Centre for Child and Family Research, Loughborough University (2014) Staying Put for Young People in Residential Care: A Scoping Exercise, London: National Children’s Bureau (scoping study which lead to Government’s recent commitment to pilot ‘staying close’ for care leavers from residential care)
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and National Children’s Bureau (2014) Why Children Die: A policy response for England
Lead policy and evidence work: Department of Health Strategic Partnership (2011-17)
Children’s Partnership (2013-2016)
Coordinated: Research in Practice Local Authority Research Consortium (2016-17)