Durham University

Department of Sociology

Staff

Ms Helen Charnley

Associate Professor

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Email: h.m.charnley@durham.ac.uk

  • 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

Mrs Judith Cooper

Administrator

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Email: msw.office@durham.ac.uk


Professor Simon Hackett

Professor of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Email: simon.hackett@durham.ac.uk

  • International comparative social welfare
  • International social work
  • Child maltreatment and safeguarding children
  • Children and young people with harmful sexual behaviours
  • Sexual abuse and sexual offending
  • Child development
  • Risk and resilience
  • Therapeutic interventions with children
  • User participation in social welfare
  • Parenting interventions
  • Assessment in social welfare
  • Adoption

Ms Pat Hanley

Teaching Fellow Social Work and Practice Education

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Email: patricia.hanley@durham.ac.uk

  • Family Rights
  • Social Justice
  • Mindfulness

Dr Sui-Ting Kong

Assistant Professor

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  • Social Work Practice Research – theorising practice and theorising for practice
  • Qualitative Methodologies – innovative methods and participatory methodologies
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse
  • End-of-Life Care for Older Adults

Dr Josie Phillips

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

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Email: josephine.phillips@durham.ac.uk

  • Working with children and families
  • Child abuse, prevention and safeguarding
  • Sexual abuse, sexual violence and offending
  • Relationship based social work
  • Therapeutic relationships
  • Assessments and interventions
  • Children and young people with sexually harmful behaviour
  • Qualitative research methods

Ms Janice Smith

Administrator

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Email: janice.smith@durham.ac.uk


Professor Roger Smith

Programme Director MSW, Professor of Social Work

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Email: roger.smith@durham.ac.uk

  • Participatory models of practice in youth justice
  • Models of evaluation in interprofessional education
  • Power, networks and their implications for social work
  • Innovations in social work education

Mrs Jane Wistow

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

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  • Service user participation
  • Participatory research methods
  • Children's Rights
  • Radical and creative social work

Claire Russell

Service User Representative and Honorary Fellow

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