Professor Ann Buchanan | University of Oxford

Professor Ann Buchanan

Senior Research Associate, Department of Social Policy and Intervention; Professor Emeritus of Social Work; Supernumerary Fellow of St Hilda's College


Professor Buchanan is the former director of the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children. Before entering academic life in 1990, she spent ten years working as a child psychiatric social worker in an inner urban area. She researches how to promote wellbeing in children, especially those at risk of social exclusion. 


  • The emotional well-being of children
  • Effects of divorce on children
  • Fathers and fathering and grandparenting
  • Children at risk of social exclusion
  • Child welfare services in post-Soviet economies
  • Evidence-based social interventions with children and families

Media experience

Professor Buchanan has experience of working with the media.