Richard T. Sullivan

Richard T. Sullivan, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UBC

Richard Sullivan PhD is a social worker with over 40 years’ experience in child & family services and child welfare practice and research. He is associate professor emeritus with the UBC School of Social Work and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Child Welfare. Current research, in addition to SARAVYC’s investigation of circumstances conducive to help-seeking among LGBTQ youth, includes examining the ways in which historic trauma interacts with Indigenous families’ encounters with the child welfare system. He is also studying the reliability of child welfare screening in high conflict custody cases and serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Work Research.