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Jonathan Taylor

DPhil Student
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After completing an MPhil in Social and Economic History at the University of Cambridge Jono worked as a researcher for a public sector consultancy. As part of this role, Jono supported a number of initiatives which sought to foster resilience amongst different service users; from women and men who had experienced domestic violence to missing children and communities affected by gangs.

Jono started his D.Phil in History in October 2015, which is joint funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Clarendon. The D.Phil is an innovative interdisciplinary project (combining History and Psychology) investigating Childhood Adversity and Life-time Resilience, supervised by  Dr. Siân Pooley and Dr. Lucy Bowes.

Jono’s strand of the project focuses on better understanding historical experiences and understandings of childhood maltreatment. He is particularly interested in exploring the intersection between policy, practice and the impact of efforts to support children believed to be growing up in adverse circumstances. Jono’s work is motivated by a strong belief that history has an important role to play in informing contemporary policy making.