Prof Ann Buchanan is currently Senior Research Associate and Professor of Social Work at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford. She was formerly Director of the Centre for Research into Parenting and Children and for more than nineteen years undertook research on children’s wellbeing, fathering, children involved in divorce, and grandparenting. In recent years she has been involved in advising government family policy forums. She is currently on the council of the ESRC and was awarded an MBE in 2012 for services to social science.