1986 …2018

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Personal profile

Biography

I have worked as a researcher, specialising in child protection, since 1987. I have directed child protection research projects since 1992. From that time, I have carried out major projects into organised child sexual abuse (CSA), the physical and sexual abuse of children by strangers, the attrition of cases of child abuse and neglect in the criminal justice system, and international and internet CSA. I have also carried out research into looked after children. I have had research grants from the Charity Commission, the Department of Health, the Economic and Social Research Council (3), the Home Office, New Horizons (Child Care) Ltd., the NSPCC and The Nuffield Foundation. Prior to this, I worked with Jane Gibbons on a Department of Health funded follow-up study of physically abused children (1988-1992), David Farrington and Donald West on the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development (1984-87), and Sue Creighton in the NSPCC Research Unit (1987-88) Before becoming a researcher, I worked as a residential social worker, for almost four years, in a variety of children’s homes in London.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child protection
  • The care of looked after children
  • The methodological and ethical issues that arise in social research

Biography

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External positions

Academic Reference Group , Child Protection & Abuse Investigation (National Police Chiefs' Council)

1 Jan 2015 → …

Editorial Board, Journal of Sexual Aggression

1 Oct 2008 → …

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child Protection
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Delinquent Development

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Research Output

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Physical Activity as an Intervention with Young People Exhibiting Harmful Sexual Behaviour: A Review

    Horner, L. & Gallagher, B., 19 Dec 2018, In : Crime, Security and Society. 1, 2, p. 14-29 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Child Sexual Exploitation: A national threat?

    Gallagher, B., Jul 2017, NOTA News, 82, p. 22-26 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Open Access

    Exploring care leavers’ journeys through care

    Golding, B., Turner, L., Percy-Smith, B., Raikes, B., Gallagher, B., Molloy, J. & Bluff, B., 2017

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Activities

    • 2 Editorial work
    • 2 Membership of a Society or Institute

    Child Abuse Review (Journal)

    Bernard Gallagher (Reviewer)
    1 Sep 201631 Aug 2017

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Child Abuse Review (Journal)

    Bernard Gallagher (Editor)
    1 Sep 201631 Oct 2016

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Academic Reference Group (National Police Chiefs' Council) (External organisation)

    Bernard Gallagher (Member)
    20142019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

    British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (External organisation)

    Bernard Gallagher (Member)
    1990 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a Society or Institute

    Press / Media

    Paedophile hunters not to confront suspected child abusers

    Bernard Gallagher

    5/02/19

    5 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Child Bullying and Social Media

    Bernard Gallagher

    30/11/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Scholar: UK Government Has to Review Its Policy on Austerity

    Bernard Gallagher

    15/11/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Child Sexual Grooming and Abuse

    Bernard Gallagher

    19/10/1822/10/18

    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert Comment