Areas of Expertise

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

Publications

  1. & (2009). Social Care Research Priorities and Capacity in Wales. A Consultation Exercise. Final Report.. Swansea University: Centre for Social Work and Social Care.
  2. & Immigration, Asylum and the EU Policy. In The EU and the Outside World.. (pp. 139-156). Sweden: Vaxjo University Press.
  3. & A new distance learning national framework for social work continuing education: critical reflections on the first phases of implementation. Social Work Education 37(6), 761-774.
  4. & “It's a nice country but it's not mine”: Exploring the meanings attached to home, rurality and place for older lesbian, gay and bisexual adults. Health & Social Care in the Community 26(6), 908-916.
  5. & (2011). Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2011. Swansea: City & County of Swansea.

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Teaching

  • ASQ102 Social Work Services in a Diverse Society: Ethics, Values and Anti-Discriminatory Practice

    This module provides an understanding of ethics and values applied to social work practice. Particular reference will be made to the social processes that lead to social exclusion in Wales and their impact on day-to-day life and service provision. It will also address the values and provision of social work services with particular reference to the concepts of stigma, empowerment, equalities and anti-oppressive practices and legislation. The historical evolution, philosophy and application of social work ethics, values and the Care Council for Wales Code of Practice for social care workers will be considered in relation to practice application with different groups. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the reflective and ethical practitioner.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • SW-M07A Dissertation in Social Work Research and Evidence for Practice (A)

    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.

  • SW-M07B Dissertation in Social Work Research and Evidence for Practice (B)

    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.

  • 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. Bydd disgwyl i¿r myfyrwyr weithio¿n annibynnol gyda rhywfaint o arweiniad i gynhyrchu prosiect ymchwil achos bach (dull desg neu empirig) ar faes sy¿n berthnasol i gynulleidfaoedd yn y sector gofal cymdeithasol ac i ymarfer proffesiynol. Bydd goruchwyliwr yn cael ei glustnodi i bob myfyriwr i gefnogi eu dysgu ac i arwain eu hymchwil dros gyfnod y sesiwn academaidd. Ceir hefyd weithdai ymarferol yn edrych ar ysgrifennu¿r traethawd estynedig, a dulliau desg ac empirig o gasglu a dadansoddi data.

  • SW-M07WA Traethawd Estynedig mewn Ymchwil Gwaith Cymdeithasol a Thystiolaeth ar gyfer Ymarfer (A)

    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. Bydd disgwyl i¿r myfyrwyr weithio¿n annibynnol gyda rhywfaint o arweiniad i gynhyrchu prosiect ymchwil achos bach (dull desg neu empirig) ar faes sy¿n berthnasol i gynulleidfaoedd yn y sector gofal cymdeithasol ac i ymarfer proffesiynol. Bydd goruchwyliwr yn cael ei glustnodi i bob myfyriwr i gefnogi eu dysgu ac i arwain eu hymchwil dros gyfnod y sesiwn academaidd. Ceir hefyd weithdai ymarferol yn edrych ar ysgrifennu¿r traethawd estynedig, a dulliau desg ac empirig o gasglu a dadansoddi data.

  • SW-M07WB Traethawd Estynedig mewn Ymchwil Gwaith Cymdeithasol a Thystiolaeth ar gyfer Ymarfer (B)

    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. Bydd disgwyl i¿r myfyrwyr weithio¿n annibynnol gyda rhywfaint o arweiniad i gynhyrchu prosiect ymchwil achos bach (dull desg neu empirig) ar faes sy¿n berthnasol i gynulleidfaoedd yn y sector gofal cymdeithasol ac i ymarfer proffesiynol. Bydd goruchwyliwr yn cael ei glustnodi i bob myfyriwr i gefnogi eu dysgu ac i arwain eu hymchwil dros gyfnod y sesiwn academaidd. Ceir hefyd weithdai ymarferol yn edrych ar ysgrifennu¿r traethawd estynedig, a dulliau desg ac empirig o gasglu a dadansoddi data.

Supervision

  • The dialectic between organisational culture and social work values for supervisors and practitioners within Adult Social Service departments in Wales«br /» (current)

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

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Gideon Calder
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
  • Socio-Cultural dimension and communication of children palliative care in the healthcare system; with specific attention to end of life care for children with life threatening illness and their families. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Fiona Verity
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
  • Developing An Understanding of Adolescent to parent violence and Abuse. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr Gideon Calder
    Other supervisor: Prof Fiona Verity
  • An investigation of the Prevalence of vicarious Trauma amongst Social Workers, the Factors that Exacerbate or Mitigate Against its Effects , Including the Provision of a conceptual framework to Understand it. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Fiona Verity
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr Michele Raithby
  • 'Exploring outcomes of Children and Young People in kinship care in South Wales' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
    Other supervisor: Dr Paul Rees