Claudia Equit

Claudia Equit is professor for social pedagogy in particular comparative child welfare services research at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy. Her research within the fields of alternative care and early childhood education focuses on children’s rights and child protection, diversity and social inclusion, family education and research, as well as prevention of and research in child maltreatment and domestic violence. I am pragmatist and therefore work with different methods and methodological approaches such as Grounded Theory Methodology, Documentary Method, biographical interviewing, and analysis.

Samuel Keller

Samuel Keller is a lecturer and researcher at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Social Work. His interests in research, development in practice and teaching are mainly in the areas of concepts of child-well-being, children’s rights and conditions of growing up including users’ perspectives. These interests are contextualised in the fields of child and youth care services, adoption and young people on the move. Most studies are based on qualitative methods, such as biographical reconstructive approaches, Grounded Theory, peer research or visual methodology.

Jade Purtell

Jade Purtell is a multidisciplinary researcher and practitioner focused on out-of-home care and transitions from care experiences and youth participation in alternative care settings and policy-making processes. Jade manages the Peer work models for transitions from care project at Monash University Social Work investigating peer work opportunities and impact. Jade is also a Research Fellow on the Real-time rights-based recordkeeping governance project at Monash IT and is completing her PhD degree in care leaver early parenting.