Dr Sarah Rybczynska-Bunt
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Sarah Rybczynska-Bunt is a research fellow in the Community and Primary Care Research Group
PhD: Social Work Plymouth University 2013
‘The Adoption of Disabled Children’, examines the efforts of local authorities to place children for adoption with complex health/impairment needs, as well as the motives of adopters who take decision to adopt a disabled child.
Associate Membership of the HEA
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner for University of Wales Trinity Saint Davids between 2016-2019.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Reports & invited lectures
Rybczynska-Bunt, S., Weston, L., Byng, R (2021) Evaluation and Synthesis on ‘Exhausting Causal Explanations: the application of Bhaskar's DRIE(C) to analyse a complex health intervention’International Realist Research Conference
Rybczynska-Bunt, S., Weston, L., Byng, R. (2019) Exploring mechanisms of impact for the Engager Intervention to determine ‘what works for whom, where, why, and when’. Forensic Mental Health (Vienna)
Rybczynska-Bunt, S., Quinn, C., Byng R. (2018) ‘The ‘Transformative’ potential of offenders who present in crisis: examining mechanisms of impact for the Engager Intervention’, International Association of Critical Realism, Oslo
Byng, R., Rybczynska-Bunt, S., Quinn, C., Brand, S. and Pearson, M. (2018) ‘Conceptualising contexts, mechanisms, and outcomes: Dilemmas and the road ahead in Health Services Research’ International Association of Critical Realism, OsloRybczynska-Bunt, S., Quinn, C., Kirkpatrick, T., and Byng R. (2017) ‘The Use of Program Theories to Measure Impact: a realist process evaluation of an Intervention ‘Engager’ for Offenders with Common Mental Health Problems’, Methodological Innovations, University of Plymouth.
Bunt, S. (2015) ‘Placing Disabled Children for Adoption’ Making Research Count Kings College London
Bunt, S. (2015) Improving Outcomes for Disabled Children in Adoption British Agency of Adoption and Fostering Research Group (London)
Bunt, S. (2015) Family Finding for Disabled Children in Adoption Vulnerable Adults and Children: Justice For All? (Leicester Family Justice Board Annual Conference).
Bunt (2014) ‘Placing Disabled Children for Adoption’. Making Research Count (York)
Bunt, S. (2014) ‘Placing Disabled Children for Adoption.’ Making Research Count Event (7th February).
Bunt, S. (2012) ‘Matching the Needs of Disabled Children with Adoptive Families: Findings from a Research Study on the Adoption Process. Joint University Social Work Education Committee Conference, Manchester (2nd July]
Bunt (2012) Unearthing Adopter’s Motives: examining the factors and social processes that contribute to the decision to adopt a disabled child. Cornwall Disability Research Network Conference (9th November).
Bunt, S (2012) ‘Matching the Needs of Disabled Children with Adoptive Families: Findings from a Research Study on the Adoption Process’. Safeguarding and the Family: Policy and Practice Conference, University of Plymouth (23rd February),
Bunt, S. (2010) ‘The adoption of disabled children’. The ‘Child and Childhood in theory and Practice, University of Leeds, (15th September)