Áine Rose Kelly

Having grown up in the care system herself, Áine is interested in improving the health outcomes of looked after children. She is a DPhil student at the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, based in the Department of Education, supervised by Professor Judy Sebba and Dr Nikki Luke.


Profile (see Department of Education website)

Áine has been awarded a doctoral scholarship from the Wellcome Trust to find out about the  health experiences of children and young people in care with a view to making recommendations to policy makers. This study is currently in progress.logo

What role can first hand experience of the care system play in making it better for future generations? An interview for the Wellcome Trust’s Mosaic publication which featured also in the Independent online, 9 May 2017

Blog Posts

How can care leavers be better supported when undertaking postgraduate study? Rees Centre blog

Aine Rose Kelly personal blog 



Improving health outcomes

Study by doctoral researcher Áine Kelly

Health experiences of children and young people in care