Professor Geraldine Brady's Inaugural Lecture
Synthesising sociological and social work research: social issues, social justice and serendipity
In this lecture Professor Brady will present on the threads that run through her 25 year research career.
Driven by a passion to address injustice and inequality in the lives of children, young people and their families she will provide illustrations from children who are neurodivergent, young mothers, young people who have been subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation and from families in contact with the children’s social care system, sharing her motivations and lessons learnt from the process, as well as the findings of the research.
- From: Wednesday 28 June 2023, 6 pm
- To: Wednesday 28 June 2023, 7.30 pm
- Registration: 5.30 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 5, Newton building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
- Booking deadline: Wednesday 28 June 2023, 12.00 pm
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Professor Brady has made notable contributions to research on the social conditions of children and young people.
Her sociological research has contributed an important perspective on subjective voice, whilst contextualising voice and lived experience within a critical analysis of discourses and policy frameworks which impact on the lives of children.
Through her commitment to extend the boundaries of social research, Professor Brady is driven to initiate change, to make a difference in the lives of children, young people and families that are marginalised, excluded, experiencing inequality, disadvantage or discrimination.
Many of her research projects have been responsive studies, deconstructing contemporary social issues. Using creative and participatory methods Professor Brady aims to diminish power differentials and for participation in research to be transformative.
Her vision is to contribute research which advocates sociological understandings of child and young person health, well-being and welfare.
Registration and welcome refreshments