Publications

  1. & ‘Everyday Advocates’ for Inclusive Care? Perspectives on Enhancing the Provision of Long-Term Care Services for Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in Wales.. British Journal of Social Work, bcv143
  2. & Swimming upstream: the provision of inclusive care to older lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) adults in residential and nursing environments in Wales. Ageing and Society, 1-25.
  3. & Life in the Pink Dragon's Den: mental health services and social inclusion for LGBT people in Wales.. In Julie Fish and Kate Karban (Ed.), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: international perspectives in social work.. (pp. 79-95).
  4. & The rights of children and young people seeking asylum in Wales. In Jane Williams (Ed.), The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Wales. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
  5. & (2011). Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children and Young People; all Wales Practice Guidance. Cardiff: Wales Strategic Migration Partnership.

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Teaching

  • ASP255 Equality, Diversity and Citizenship

    This module explores the important concept of citizenship and its applications in social policy. It does this by examining equality and diversity policies, focusing on different theoretically-driven debates about the need for, and impact of, such policies. Building on level 4 social policy modules, students will also have the opportunity to gain more understanding of key concepts such as rights, justice, fairness and equality. As a further aim, the module sets out to help students develop a critical awareness of issues associated with applying equality and diversity policies in the workplace and to the topic of asylum. A particular focus is given to recent legislation dealing with age discrimination, and comparisons are drawn with other national contexts.

  • ASQ103 Undertaking and Using Social Work Research for Practice

    This module will provide students with an introduction to the gathering and use of information in social care services and will provide an introduction to qualitative and quantitative research approaches in social work. This module will provide an introduction to quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation methodologies used to gather and assess knowledge in and for social care services. It will address the different sources, methods and purposes of information gathering. The module will also consider the application and implications of modern information communication technologies to the practice, planning and management of social work.

  • ASQ204 Legal issues in Social Work and Social Care

    This module examines the legal frameworks that shape and regulate decision making in social care and social work. It considers how social workers can make use of law in a way that enables positive and socially just change, and examines the value of law from a variety of perspectives, including service users and professionals. The module covers a range of legal issues relating to social work and social care practice, including child welfare, youth justice and community care. Emphasis is given to the practical application of legal frameworks and human rights considerations to case scenarios. Particular attention is paid to how the Human Rights Act 1998 and anti-discrimination legislation informs practice.

  • ASQ309 Applying Knowledge to Enhance Practice

    This module is about developing critical knowledge within a specified area of interest in social work and social care. The primary focus is on conducting an independent literature review on a selected issue or problem experienced by a service user or carer group. Students will be required to locate research evidence and knowledge from a variety of contemporary sources, critically evaluate the contribution of literature within their chosen topic and to identify key themes, issues and debates for the interest of social work audiences. Emphasis will be given to formulating recommendations for enhancing professional practice. Students will consolidate skills in locating and synthesizing research evidence, developing written arguments and using current knowledge to improve and develop their practice.

  • SHHM34 Case Studies in Applied Social Research: Social Work

    The module examines key issues in research on social work and social care by presenting a series of case studies illustrating various research methods applied in these areas.

  • SW-M05 Undertaking & Using Social Work Research for Practice

    This module promotes and encourages the development of `research mindedness¿ in social work. It explores the theory and practice of social work research by way of examination of the concept and utility of evidence based practice, ontological and epistemological approaches to knowledge, case study examples of research designs, research paradigms of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches, and reflection on ethics and values in social work research. The module also entails a practical element requiring students to undertake tasks in exploring statistical datasets, and using ICT. The module also prepares students for the task of completing a dissertation in the second year of the Masters Programme.

  • SW-M07 Dissertation in Social Work Research and Evidence for Practice

    This module encourages the development of research mindedness and prepares students for evidence informed practice by way of a self directed dissertation study into an area of social work interest. Students will be expected to work independently with guided supervision to produce a small-case research project (document and literature-based) into a chosen area of interest relevant to social work audiences and professional practice. Students will be nominated a supervisor to support their learning and guide their research over the course of the academic session.

  • SW-M07W Traethawd Estynedig mewn Ymchwil Gwaith Cymdeithasol a Thystiolaeth ar gyfer Ymarfer

    Mae'r modiwl hwn yn annog myfyrwyr i ddatblygu meddylfryd ymchwil ac yn eu paratoi ar gyfer ymarfer a gyfeirir gan dystiolaeth ar ffurf traethawd hir hunangyfeiriedig ar faes o ddiddordeb gwaith cymdeithasol. Disgwylir i fyfyrwyr weithio'n annibynnol dan arweiniad goruchwyliaeth er mwyn cynhyrchu prosiect ymchwil graddfa fach (yn seiliedig ar ddogfennau a llenyddiaeth) mewn maes o ddiddordeb a ddewiswyd sy'n berthnasol i gynulleidfaoedd gwaith cymdeithasol ac ymarfer proffesiynol. Enwebir goruchwylydd i fyfyrwyr i gefnogi eu dysgu a thywys eu hymchwil yn ystod y sesiwn academaidd.

Supervision

  • An exploration of placement outcomes in kinship care with a view to informing decision making in care planning. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea
    Other supervisor: Dr Stephanie Best
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett