Dr Jan Ewing
Jan Ewing joined Exeter Law School as a Research Associate on the 'Mapping Paths to Family Justice' project, in January 2014. The project looking at out-of-court Dispute Resolution of private family law disputes and was a collaboration between researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Kent. Jan was previously a Research Associate on the ‘Mapping Paths’ project at the University of Kent from November 2011.
Jan is currently a Research Fellow on the ‘Creating Paths to Family Justice’ project working with a number of agencies to draw on research findings (particularly findings from the ‘Mapping Paths’ project) to develop online and offline family mediation services.
Jan was a family law solicitor in private practice in a career spanning 20 years, including at partnership level. For her PhD at the University of Cambridge she interviewed 52 couples separately but concurrently 3 times over the first four years of marriage to examine what drives thriving marriages and what leads to the erosion of marital satisfaction in the first few years after marriage. She has lectured on Family Law at the University of Kent and Child Law at Anglia Ruskin University.
Her research interests are in family law and policy, particularly in strengthening couple relationships.