Social Work Staff
|Name||Area of Expertise||Telephone|
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
|Dr Paul Best
(on sabbatical Aug-Dec 2023)
The use of immersive and digital technologies, such as VR and 360 video for therapeutic practice as well as professional social work training; The application of cognitive behavioural therapy for conditions such as PTSD/cPTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder and Depression; New approaches to coproduction and participatory analysis.
||+44 (0)28 9097 3256|
|Professor Lisa Bunting||Child welfare and maltreatment with specific interests in the impact of childhood adversity across the life-course; The experiences of child victims/witnesses within the criminal justice system; UK child protection and criminal justice firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 1482|
|Professor Anne Campbell||Mental health and substance use including adult opioid use, young people and polydrug use, alcohol and related disorders; Complex co morbidities; Drug use and homelessness; New benzodiazepines and use of technology to address opioid email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5990|
|Dr Patricia Carlisle||Research: religion and spirituality in mental health, the interfaces of religion and spirituality, faith based organisations and mental health firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 1379|
|Dr Stephen Coulter||
Trauma informed care; Systemic Psychotherapy; Impact of Trauma in Childhood experiences.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3236|
|Professor Gavin Davidson||Mental health; Mental health social work and the effectiveness of mental health services; The social determinants of mental health; Human rights and mental health/mental capacity firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3151|
|Professor Joe Duffy||Service user involvement in social work education and policy development; Social work and political conflict; Social inclusion and social email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5909|
|Dr Michael Duffy||Mental health linked to trauma and conflict; The development of evidence based psychological interventions, in particular cognitive therapy for conflict related PTSD.||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44(0)28 9097 3298|
|Professor Davy Hayes||Service user experiences of the child protection and criminal justice systems; Involvement of family members in child protection and child welfare processes and methods; Practice and experiences of professionals who operate the child protection system; Social work assessment and decision making in child email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5971|
|Professor Kathryn Higgins||Substance use and addictive behaviour; Programme evaluation/implementation firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5286|
|Professor Berni Kelly
(on sabbatical Aug-Dec 2023)
|Disability; child and youth identities; children in care and leaving care; participatory email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 1486|
|Dr Mandi MacDonald||
Children and young people in alternative care and adopted from care; Supporting the families of children in need; Collaboration with practitioners and families to translate research into innovative practice solutions; Interpretative qualitative research methods.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3179|
|Dr Danielle Mackleemail@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 1245|
|Dr Gerry Marshall||
Children and young people who are looked after especially with respect to residential child care; Identity formation of young people growing up in children's homes and leaving care facilities; The interface between children's rights and delivery of child care services.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3220|
|Dr Paul McCafferty||Decision-making, knowledge acquisition and utilisation, children’s rights, and social work email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3310|
|Dr Danielle McIlroyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Lorna Montgomery||
Adult safeguarding including elder abuse, the criminal investigative processes, legislation and policy development; The development of culturally competent interventions; Therapeutic interventions for bereavement; Mental health and mental capacity; Parenting capacity assessments; Social work education and practice experience.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 1480|
|Dr Suzanne Mooney||
Systemic practice and systemic family psychotherapy in different contexts; trauma informed care; improving services for care experienced children and young people, their families and caregivers; the impact of adversities and inequalities on the lives of children, adults and families; child welfare social work; living with illness and supportive healthcare; action, participatory and narrative research methodologies.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3641|
Children in care; Family support; Education of children in care; Cultural competence in Social Work; Multi-agency working in children’s services; Early intervention and safeguarding of children
|Dr Maria Pentaraki||
Gender-based and intimate partner violence; The neoliberal transformation of the welfare state, austerity measures and the response of the social work profession; International social work; Critical social theory.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5312|
|Professor Audrey Roulston||
Palliative Care Social Work including living with life-limiting illness, decision-making, advance care planning, and supporting communication at end of life. Bereavement assessment, interventions, and practice standards. Student well-being, mindfulness, supervision, values-based recruitment and failing students.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5966|
|Professor Karen Winter||
Children in care and their rights, needs and wellbeing; communication and relationships with children in care; support services for families and children known to social services; innovative qualitative methods.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3917|
|Dr Nina O'Neill||Randomised Controlled Trials; clinical drug trials; exploratory research with mixed methods firstname.lastname@example.org|