Anna Leyland is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. Anna’s research uses a linked national administrative dataset to explore offending and education outcomes for children who have been in contact with children’s social care.
Before becoming a research fellow Anna has worked as a multisystemic therapist, mental health advocate and school counsellor, and as a child health and development researcher. Previous research has explored the development of self-regulation in young children, maternal mental health in the perinatal period and the impact on education of poor child health and social deprivation. Anna has a psychology degree from the University of Reading (BSc) and University of Sheffield (PhD) and a masters in health services research from the University of York (MSc).