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Research activity

Our most developed research expertise is in subjects relating to early childhood, social work and social care which incorporate inter-professional working, transformations and leadership in the public sector workforce.  Our remit is to apply research findings to the changing environment of welfare policy and practice.

The Departmental Research Strategy for 2013-18 is delivered under the Social Policy umbrella to support and increase the outputs of research-active staff and to meet the aims of the Research Excellence Framework and the Teaching Excellence Framework. Staff are engaged in a wide range of discipline related interests, linked to workforce development, which strengthen our research and education offer.

Recent individual and co-authored publications include books and journal articles on topics such as:

  • neuroscience
  • race and racism
  • culturally sensitive practice
  • disability
  • mental health
  • child abuse
  • child sexual exploitation
  • end of life care
  • resilience in the workplace
  • inter-professional team working
  • post-humanism in practice
  • organisational and workforce change management
  • reflective practice
  • supervision and mentorship
  • ethnic minority rights for children
  • emotional labour and embodiment 

A full list of the staff publications can be found on our staff list and publications page

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