Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice

Andrew & Virginia Rudd and Prof Gordon HaroldAndrew & Virginia Rudd (left, centre) and Gordon Harold (right)

The Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice is a newly established research Centre located in the School of Psychology, and partnered with the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sussex.

The Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice was established with the core purpose of promoting understanding through the implementation and real-world application of rigorous research that focuses on illuminating the particular support needs and challenges facing children, parents and families in an adoption context. While the Centre has at its core a research focus to its primary activities, it has a bottom-line practice and policy purpose to its output. The Centre’s work has a UK base, with a global reach to its impacts.


Sussex Rudd Centre
University of Sussex
School of Psychology
University of Sussex

Centre Manager: Carmel Stevenson
T: +44 (0)1273 877102


Supporting families, parents and children through world-leading research, practice and policy engagement

Check out our recent research paper in the CoramBAAF special edition Adoption & fostering Journal.…

What a brilliant experience for adopted young people through @AdoptionUK Let's hope this is rolled out across the……

RT @enurturenetwork: @enurturenetwork Gordon Harold, Ruth Sellers and @SuiMeeChan facilitated an inspirational session with the school c……

Adoption Week Scotland 16 - 23 November 2019. Adopted young people share their stories in #AdoptionweekScotland #ourchildren @AdoptionUK

Wonderful and inspiring performance by Kindness Rebellion @KindnessSussex @Sussex_Psych…

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