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Gavin Davidson

Dr Gavin Davidson

Senior Lecturer

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Research Interests

After qualifying as a social worker in 1995 I worked for 12 years in mental health services, in the Northern Health and Social Care Trust, as a Community Mental Health Team social worker, out of hours Approved Social Worker, project manager and team leader in assertive outreach and rehabilitation. My PhD study, funded by the HSC Research and Development Office, compared the effectiveness of different models of mental health services for people who are reluctant to engage. My main research interests are in the area of mental health, specifically in the deinstitutionalisation process, the effectiveness of mental health services, trauma and coercion, the recovery model and mental health/mental capacity legislation and I'm interested in the associations between adverse childhood experiences and mental health. I'm also the Director of Education for Social Work; the Queen's coordinator for the Approved Social Work Programme; and the social work representative on the DHSSPS Reference Group for the Mental Capacity Bill. 

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Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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