Who are we


The purpose of INTRAC (the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care) is to promote national and international research on the transition from care to adulthood (care-leaving). We are a group of over 300 researchers from 48 countries across the globe.

Strategic objectives

INTRAC is a community of researchers that works together towards the following strategic objectives:

1.    Facilitating dialogue between care-leaving researchers across the globe.

2.    Promoting the development of emerging researchers, viz. doctoral candidates; early career academics; and researchers pioneering care-leaving research in their country.

3.    Promoting cross-national research on care-leaving.

4.    Creating or supporting opportunities for publication of national, international and comparative studies on care-leaving.

5.    Facilitating the utilization of research findings to inform policy and practice.

INTRAC Executive Committee

  • Prof Adrian van Breda (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) (Chairperson)
  • Prof Berni Kelly (Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland)
  • Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Manso (University of Ghana, Ghana)
  • Prof Mark Courtney (University of Chicago, United States of America)
  • Prof Tehila Refaeli (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
  • Ms Ingri-Hanne Brænne Bennwik (CoRiT representative) (VID Specialized University, Norway)

Former Executive Committee members

  • Prof Varda Mann-Feder (Concordia University, Canada)
  • Prof Eavan Brady (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Prof Emily Munro (University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom)
  • Dr Rawan Ibrahim (German Jordanian University, Jordan)

INTRAC Constitution

Click here to view the INTRAC Constitution, which was adopted at the online INTRAC Steering Group meeting on 25 June 2021.

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