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Caroline Bryson

Caroline Bryson

CASE Visiting Senior Fellow


Caroline is a quantitative social scientist working within an independent research partnership, Bryson Purdon Social Research LLP (BPSR) which she set up with Dr Susan Purdon in 2009. BPSR specialises in impact evaluation, measuring the impact of policies and programmes through randomised controlled trials and quasi-experimental evaluation designs. Caroline is currently Co-Investigator on the ‘Fair Shares: sorting out money and property on divorce’ project funded by the Nuffield Foundation. Caroline previously spent 13 years at NatCen Social Research, including as Co-Director of the Families and Children Group, and a year at the Nuffield Foundation. She is a UK citizen with a BA in Psychology from the University of Exeter and an MSc in Social Policy from the LSE.

Caroline Bryson's current research interests are:

  • Trajectories into and after family separation, how parents parent post-separation (e.g. co-parenting, finances, residency)
  • The effectiveness of statutory, legal and third sector support.
  • Methodological interests in impact evaluation and survey methodology.