Social Work

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

Staff have a wide range of professional and research experience which contributes to a stimulating environment for learning. Research is focused on the following key areas :

  • Looked After Children
  • Residential Child Care
  • Young People and Education
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Mental Health and disability
  • Adult Social Work Services
  • Inter-professional working

Teaching and research is supported and enhanced through our links to various centres and initiatives:

  • The Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) is a national initiative established to promote the training and education of the residential child care workforce. The School hosts the national office and carries out linked education, training and research.
  • Community Care Works is an on-line database of good practice in community care. The database brings together details of practice and research and facilitates dissemination to practitioners and managers.
  • The Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society carries out research, consultancy and policy advice in the areas of child welfare, children's rights, child protection, and young people and crime.


  1. A Bereavement Programme for Schools

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Journal)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workJournal or guest editorship

  3. British Society of Criminology Conference 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

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  1. Transforming attitudes to mental health: using art festivals to access hard to reach communities

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate

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  1. JARA Studentship - Lee Hollins

    Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

  2. Studentship Scottish Recovery Network and See Me

    Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship


    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

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  1. Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

    Prize: Election to learned society

  2. British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2016

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  3. Best Article Award 2014

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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