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Bruce MacLaurin


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work

(403) 220-4698

Faculty of Social Work
PF 4244, 2500 University Drive, NW
Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4


Research Interests:

MacLaurin’s research interests include child maltreatment, child welfare policy and service delivery, foster care outcomes, street youth and youth at risk.

He is currently the primary investigator on "Service Outcomes for Children and Youth Referred to Out-Of-Home Care," a three-year study for the Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research.

He is a co-investigator on three other major studies, including "Telling: Examining Cross-Cultural Patterns of Maltreatment Disclosures of Adolescents," and "Evidence-Based Management in Child Welfare", both funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; and "Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Grant in Homelessness, Housing and Health," funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Research Activities: 

Child welfare, outcomes for children and youth in care, street youth

  • B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)
  • B.S.W. (Bachelor of Social Work)
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
  • M.S.W. (Master of Social Work)
  • M.Sc. (Master of Science)