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Franziska Meinck

Lecturer in Social Work, University of Edinburgh

Franziska is an ESRC Future Research Leader and Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and an Extraordinary Professor at Optentia Research Unit, North-West University, South Africa. Her focus is on risk and protective factors of physical, emotional and sexual child and adolescent abuse in vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa and on the development and testing of global child abuse measures. In 2016 she won the ISPCAN C. Henry Kempe Award for outstanding young professional in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Franziska holds a DPhil in Social Interventions (University of Oxford), an MSc in Evidence-Based Social Interventions (University of Oxford) and a BA in Social Work (Free University of Bolzano-Bozen).


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  • 2014–2019
    Post, Univeristy of Oxford