Mrs Evgenia Stepanova
I joined the School of Applied Social Sciences in 2010 when I was awarded a Durham Doctoral Studentship. Currently, I am approaching the end of my second year as a doctorate student. Prior to studying in Durham University, I graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance in Russia.
Between 2006 and 2008 I participated in a social project which developed social advertising for looked after children as well as promoted the practice of adoption in a children’s home in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Since 2009 I am a member of the two largest Non-Governmental Organisations in Saint-Petersburg named “Petersburg’s Parents” and ‘Step Forward’ which work closely with looked after children. See www.otkazniki-spb.ru/en/ and www.shag-navstrechu.ru .
Field of study
I am studying existing infrastructure and use of the institutional child care system in Russia. My research focuses on the investigation of critical factors which determine the looked after children’s well-being in the environment of children’s homes in St. Petersburg. Additionally, my study aims to explore the meaning of being looked after for children in Russia.
Research with looked after children
Residential care for children
Research with care leavers
Interventions with children and young people
2011-2012: ‘Crime, Power and Social Inequalities’ module, seminar leader (Level 2)
School of Applied Social Sciences
- Policy, Professions and Communities