The Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre in Adoption Research and Practice at the University of Sussex is being established following a substantial donation by Andrew and Virginia Rudd. Andrew is a valued member of he Sussex Alumni Network.
The Rudd's very generous gift reflects their personal commitment to stimulate the development of new knowledge about adoption so as to improve both adoption policy and practice. This commitment is also reflected in their funding of the Rudd Adoption Research Program within the University of Massachusetts Amherst Psychology Department.
The Centre will bring together researchers, clinicians and professional educators working in the fields of psychology, social work and education at Sussex. It will host doctoral and post-doctoral research posts as well as the Andrew and Virginia Rudd Chair in Psychology/Neuroscience.
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