Jane Ribbens Ribbens McCarthy

Dr Jane Ribbens McCarthy is a Reader in Family Studies in the Faculty of Social Policy at the Open University. She has long-standing interests in family sociology, particularly around parent-child relationships and her research has included, among other things, mothers and their children, parenting and step-parenting, and the family lives of young people aged 16-18, and in recent years this has included relationships at the end of life. She has published extensively on these areas.