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Research interests

Mental health social work and services; social work with young people, particularly young people within the youth justice system; the operation of power and the use of coercion and compulsion; discretion and decision-making in practice; ethical frameworks for practice; qualitative research methods, particularly ethnography; critical realist approaches; the translation of policy into practice; service development in local government; history of social work and welfare more generally.

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or