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Dr Aoife O’Higgins

Director of Evidence

Aoife joined Foundations as Director of Evidence and Evaluation in 2022.

Prior to this, Aoife held the post of Director of Research at What Works for Children’s Social Care, where she led WWCSC’s research portfolio, focusing on evaluations of new and existing interventions.

Before joining WWCSC, Aoife was a researcher at the University of Oxford, where she also completed her doctorate. Aoife also worked with children and young people in and on the edge of care for nearly 10 years.

Outside of WWCSC, Aoife is a school governor, tries to convince herself that she could be a runner and fantasises about going back to play Roller Derby. Mostly, she plays second fiddle to two small children.


Articles by Dr Aoife O'Higgins


May 14, 2024

Building the evidence to support child victims of domestic abuse 


January 31, 2024

For the NHS, data saves lives, in the children’s sector, data is an afterthought