Chris Smethurst

Co-Director - Institute of Education, Health and Social Sciences

Chris Smethurst

About

Chris began his career in community work, after a spell in youth work and residential child care. Chris worked in day services with people with learning disabilities. He moved from management to field social work in 1995, where he worked in community learning disability and community mental health teams.

Chris’s writing projects include Diversity, Difference and Dilemmas (OUP/McGraw Hill, 2017) which incorporates contemporary issues such as the socio-economic disadvantages facing service users and carers seeking professional services in austere times.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Understanding Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation

Bhatti-Sinclair, Kish and Smethurst, Christopher (2018) Understanding Group Localised Child Sexual Exploitation. Seen and Heard Journal, 28 (4). pp. 41-54. ISSN 1744-1072
Monday, 20 May 2013

Negotiation skills in practice: Implications for service users and practitioners

Smethurst, Christopher (2009) Negotiation skills in practice: Implications for service users and practitioners. In: Social Work Skills with Adults. Transforming Social Work Practice Series . Learning Matters: SAGE Publishers. ISBN 9781844452187
Monday, 20 May 2013

Skills and working with risk

Smethurst, Christopher (2012) Skills and working with risk. In: Social Work with Older People: Approaches to Person-Centred Practice. McGraw-Hill; Open University Press. ISBN 9780335244201
Monday, 20 May 2013

Contextualising the experience of older people

Smethurst, Christopher (2012) Contextualising the experience of older people. In: Social Work with Older People: Approaches to Person-Centred Practice. McGraw-Hill; Open University Press. ISBN 9780335244201
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