Ms Helen Charnley
I joined the university in 2002 from the University of Brighton and directed the postgraduate social work programme from 2002-2008. I am currently Programme Director of the Masters of Social Work.
With a strong commitment to linking social work theory, practice and research, I have worked as a social worker in Birmingham, Liverpool and London, as a social development worker and researcher in The Gambia, West Africa and Mozambique, Southern Africa and as a research fellow in the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Kent.
Department of Sociology
- Policy, Professions and Communities
Department of Sociology
- Keeping safe and feeling secure
- North South relations and the impacts on social welfare interventions in global south
- Children's Rights
- Community care: emerging policy and practice in the UK
- Participatory research methods
- Convenor, Contemporary Social Work module, MA in Social Work Studies
- Convenor, Foundations of Social Work (service user perspectives, social exclusion, law for social work), MSW
Chapter in book
- Charnley, H., Roddam, G. & Wistow, J. (2009). Working with people who use services: sharing power and being accountable. In Social Work: Themes, Issues and Critical Debates. Adams, R., Dominelli, L & Payne, M. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Charnley, H.M. , Penn, A. & Balloch, S. (2005). Reflections on an Evaluation of Partnerships to Cope with Winter Pressures. In The Politics of Evaluation: Participation and Policy Implemention. Taylor, D. & Balloch, S. Bristol: Policy Press. 153-174.
- Charnley, H.M. (2001). Promoting Independence: A Partnership Approach to Supporting Older People in the Community. In Partnership working: policy and practice. Balloch, S. & Taylor, M. Bristol: The Policy Press. 143-164.
- Charnley, H. H & Hwang, S.K (2010). 'I feel like a giant, like a star, a proper actor.’ Reflections on a service user-led evaluation of a drama project using participatory visual research methods. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice 7(2): 149-158.
- Hwang, S.K. & Charnley, H. (2010). Honourable Sacrifice: a visual ethnography of the family lives of Korean children with autistic siblings. Children and Society 24(6): 437-448.
- Hwang, S.K. & Charnley, H. (2010). Making the familiar strange and making the strange familiar: understanding Korean children’s experiences of living with an autistic sibling. Disability & Society 25(5): 579-592.
- Charnley, H.M. & Langley, J (2007). Developing Cultural Competence as a Framework for Anti-heterosexist Social Work Practice: Reflections from the UK. Journal of Social Work 7(3): 307-321.
- Charnley, H.M. (2007). Reflections on the Roles and Performance of International Organisations in Supporting Children Separated from their Families by War. Ethics and Social Welfare 1(3): 253-268.
- Charnley, Helen. (2006). The Sustainability of Substitute Family Care for Children Separated from Their Families by War: Evidence from Mozambique. Children & Society 20(3): 223-234.
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