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Department of Social Work, Care and Community Research Seminar Series

How might research on equalities - anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic and decolonising interventions - inspire the education of students in social work, health and social care, youth and community work and careers guidance?  The Department of Social Work, Care and Community Research Seminar Series will invite external and internal academics to share their practice of research-inspired teaching or teaching-inspired research.

Seminars

Month

Theme

Speaker

Paper Title

July 2020

Young People and Sexual Consent  

Dr Elsie Whittington (MMU)

Beyond The Binary: (De)Constructing Consent

Dr Geraldine Brady (SWCC, NTU)

'Go On, Go On, Go On': Sexual Consent, Child Sexual Exploitation And Cups Of Tea

August

Problem Youth/Youth With Problems

Dr Shantéy Francis (SWCC, NTU)

'Problem youth': Race, gender and violence

Dr Michael Whelan (Coventry U)

The insider-outsider: politics and advocacy in caring for ‘youth’ with cancer

September

Public Convenience? Access Rights to Toilets

Dr Charlotte Jones (Exeter U)

Pissed off: Disability Activists Fighting for Toilet Access in the UK

Rebecca Swenson (Occupational Therapy, LSBU)

Pissed off too: Trans and Non Binary Struggles with Toilets

October

Social Deprivation: Poverty Aware Practice

Dr Maya Lavie-Ajayi (Social Work, Ben Gurion U, Israel)

The Poverty-Aware Social Work Paradigm (Introduction)

Prof. Michal Krumer-Nevo (Social Work, Ben Gurion U, Israel)

Radical Hope: Poverty-Aware practice for social work

Dr Yuval Saar-Heiman (Royal Holloway U)

Poverty - A Poverty-Aware Paradigm for Child Protection: Re-assembling the links between poverty, child protection and social work practice

November

Interventions with Men

Dr Geraldine Brown (Coventry University)

Hear Our Voices: We're More than the Hyper-Masculine Label: Reasoning’s of Black Men Participating in a Faith-Based Programme

Rahmanara Chowdhury (PhD Student, Brunel U)

A Web Model of Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA)

December

Animating Bodies of Colour

Dr Sweta Rajin-Rankin (Social Work, Kent University)

Material intimacies and the racial politics of hair: Touch, texture, resistance

Dr Mathew Nyashanu (SWCC, NTU)

Dynamics of racism and colour: Narratives of Black sub-Sahara African academics in UK

January 2021

Decolonising the curriculum

Dr Mike Thomas (Social Work, Brunel U London)

Decolonising The Curriculum and Helping Students Think Sociologically

Dr Serena Natile (Law School, Warwick U)

Decolonising the curriculum in socio-legal studies

February

Young People’s Health

Dr Raj Patel(MMU)

Youth Work At The End Of Life? Exploring professional ethical differences when working with young people in hospitals and hospices

Dr Peter Jennings (SWCC, NTU)

Do-It-Yourself Diabetes Management Communities

March

Looking Beyond the Individual in Mental Health

Professor Dave Harper (Psychology, UEL)

The need to reorient our approach to mental health

Dr Verusca Calabria (SWCC, NTU)

‘With Care in the Community Everything Goes’: Meaningful care practices in the old system of care.

April

Management Issues in HE and Social Work

Vida Douglas (Social Work, University of Hertfordshire)

Staff Wellbeing in Higher Education: Managers’ Contributions

Dr Simon Cauvain(SWCC, NTU)

Still Hanging on in There? Retention Issues in in Social Work

May

In Good Faith

Dr Jess Bishop (Coventry University)

Spirituality, Faith, Religion (TBC)

Sarah Lawther (Learning Analytics and Research Coordinator, Centre for Student and Community Engagement)

Exploring the diversity of everyday beliefs and practices on campus: what do they bring to the student experience and how can we talk about these in an inclusive way?

June

Personal Stories and Voices in the PhD

Dr Shona Freeman (Personal Tutor and Learning advisor, SWCC)

Black Feminist Standpoint Theory: hearing the voices and experiences of African-Caribbean women ageing without children

Lucia Franco (PhD student, Brunel University London)

Is reaching the “truth” of one’s experience so impossible in psychosis. A truth-seeking recovery journey’.

July

Being an Ally to Youth Facing Inequalities

Dr Wolfgang Vachon and Tim McConnell

Allyship: What Youth Work Can Learn from Trans and Disability Movements

Dr Alex Toft

The Problem With ‘It’s Just a Phase’: The lived experiences of young, disabled, LGBT+ persons

September

Poverty-Inequalities-Child Protection Procedures

Professor Paul Bywaters (Coventry U)

TBC

Dr Geraldine Brady

TBC

These will be hosted on MSTeams at least for now. Two short (<20 minute) presentations (pre-recorded if preferred) will form a themed session, with the chance for discussion following the papers.  All members of the Department - staff and doctoral candidates – are welcome. Please come when you can, and please offer a paper when you’d like to share your work or suggest future speakers (email Pam pam.alldred@ntu.ac.uk).

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