Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
Senior Lecturer
Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 602585
Room: Office - 112
First Floor
Haldane Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • children
  • young people well-bring rights; immigration policy & social work practice; LGBT well-being & social work; promoting research in social work


  1. & (2011). Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011. Swansea: City & County of Swansea.
  2. & Navigating Stormy Waters: consent, sexuality and dementia in care environments in Wales. In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals Living with Dementia: Theoretical, practical and rights-based perspectives.. London: Routledge.
  3. & (2013). Play Sufficiency Assessment City & County of Swansea.
  4. & ‘Everyday Advocates’ for Inclusive Care? Perspectives on Enhancing the Provision of Long-Term Care Services for Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults in Wales: Table 1. British Journal of Social Work, bcv143
  5. & 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 36(02), 282-306.

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  • 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.

  • 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 an empirical or desk based 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.


  • 'Exploring outcomes of Children and Young People in kinship care in South Wales' (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees
  • The dialectic between organisational culture and social work values for supervisors and practitioners within Adult Social Service departments in Wales (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr David Rea
  • working title: A qualitative study of the experiences of inequality and self perceptions of resilience among Gypsy and Traveller communities in Wales. (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Prof Fiona Verity
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett