Social Work Staff
|Name||Area of Expertise||Telephone|
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
|Dr Paul Best||
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|
|Dr 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|
|Dr 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||
|Dr Stephen Coulter||
Trauma informed care; Systemic Psychotherapy; Impact of Trauma in Childhood experiences.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+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 email@example.com||+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 firstname.lastname@example.org||+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.||email@example.com||+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 firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5971|
|Professor Kathryn Higgins||Substance use and addictive behaviour; Programme evaluation/implementation email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5286|
|Professor Berni Kelly||Disability; child and youth identities; children in care and leaving care; participatory firstname.lastname@example.org||+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.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3179|
|Dr Danielle Macklefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr 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.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3220|
|Dr Paul McCafferty||Decision-making, knowledge acquisition and utilisation, children’s rights, and social work firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3310|
|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 Carolyn Blair||Reviewing the education and training capacity and relevant outputs to inform the design of the Regional Trauma Network in NI. The central aim of this review is to improve knowledge and understanding of psychological therapy services and other supportive trauma-related services available for individuals and firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5939|
|Dr Kathryn Gillespie||Children and young people; relationship and sexuality education; school-based research; gender-transformative email@example.com|
|Dr Martina McKnight||Children and young people, conflict, gender and research firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5970|
|Dr Nina O'Neill||Randomised Controlled Trials; clinical drug trials; exploratory research with mixed methods email@example.com|
|Dr Michelle Templeton||Children and young people's rights and participation: ‘Relationships and Future Fatherhood’ programme with young incarcerated men; disabled children’s experience of their digital rights; a consultation with children in the five UN regions to develop a set of indicators for monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.||firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097|