Charlie Owen

    • Senior Research Officer
    • EdD International Programme Leader
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  • Summary:
    • Researcher specialising in social research methods, particularly quantitative methods. Particular expertise in secondary analysis of official statistics. Research interests include early years childcare; gender in childcare; looked after children; private fostering; mixed race issues.
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  • Postgraduate Research:
    • Angela Cook: is attainment or deprivation the preferable indicator with which to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of startegies to widen participation?
      Comfort Otegbeye: In loco-parentis: a pancea for enhancing care, moral values, academic performance and teacher/student relationships in public secondary shools in Nigeria?
      Stephen Willoughby: Distributed leadership effectiveness within assessment for learning.
      Xu Qiong: Father-daughter relationships among adolescents in urban China
      Helen O'Keeffe: Fathers in Prison – Children in School: The challenge of participation
      Heloise Morgan: Pupil views: Exploring the experience of transition between primary and secondary school for children that are looked after.
  • Professional Activities:
    • 'Daycare Trust: Men's work revisited roundtable'
      Office for National Statistics: Academic Advisory Group on the ethnic group, national identity, language and religious affiliation (EILR) questions for the 2011 census
      Member of the British Psychological Society and of the Royal Statistical Society
  • Conferences/presentations:
    • The geography of mixedness. Paper presented at the ESRC Seminar Series: Thinking About Mixedness and Mixing: International and Interdisciplinary Dialogue. London South Bank University, 12 December 2008.
      The use of official statistics to understand the child welfare system. Paper presented at the First International Academic Interchange Meeting Between the Graduate School of Human Development & Environment, Kobe University and the Institute of Education, University of London. Kobe, Japan, 11-14 December 2007.
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  • Lewis, J., et al. (2010) 'Special Educational Needs and Disability: understanding local variation in prevalence', Service Provision and Support (DCSF-RR-211). London: DCSF
  • Owen, C., & Statham, J. (2009) Disproportionality in Child Welfare - Prevalence of Black and Ethnic Minority Children within 'Looked After' and 'Children in Need' Populations and on Child Protection Registers in England (No. DCSF-RR-124). London: DCSF.
  • Simon, A. and Owen, C. (2006) 'Outcomes for children in care.' In E. Chase, A. Simon and S. Jackson (eds), In and After Care: A positive perspective. London: Routledge.
  • Mooney, A., Owen, C. and Statham, J. (2008) Disabled Children: Numbers, characteristics and local service provision (DCSF-RR042). London: DCSF.
  • Simon, A. and Owen, C. (2007) 'Mapping trends in the care workforce using SOC 1990 and SOC 2000', Economic & Labour Market Review, 1, 57-61.
  • Owen, C. (2007) 'Statistics: the mixed category in census 2001.' In J. M. Sims (ed.), Mixed Heritage: Identity, policy and practice. London: Runnymede.
  • Owen, C., Peart, E. and Barreau, S. (2006) 'Looking back: experiences of private fostering.' In E. Chase, A. Simon and S. Jackson (eds), In and After Care: A positive perspective. London: Routledge.
  • Owen, C.  (2005) 'Looking at numbers and projections: making sense of the census and emerging trends.' In T. Okitikpi (ed.), Working With Children of Mixed Parentage. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing.
  • Peart, E., Owen, C. and Barreau, S. (2005) 'Semi-formal care work: the case of private foster care.' In J. Boddy, C. Cameron and P. Moss (eds), Care Work: Present and future. London: Routledge.
  • Brophy, J., Jhutti-Johal, J. and Owen, C. (2003) 'Assessing and documenting child ill-treatment in ethnic minority households.', Family Law, 33 (October), 756-764.
  • Owen, C. (2003) 'Men in the nursery.' In J. Brannen and P. Moss (eds), Rethinking Children's Care.. Buckingham: Open University Press..