Social Work Staff
|Name||Area of Expertise||Telephone|
|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 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 Alan Maddock||
Mental health (adult and young people); Mindfulness in mental health and in social work education; Homelessness; Access to mental health support in Southeast Asia (specifically Cambodia).
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 1176|
|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 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.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 1480|
|Dr Suzanne Mooney||
The experience of illness during adolescence and young adulthood and supportive healthcare practice; The relational impact of adverse life experiences and effective therapeutic intervention; Narrative research and participatory research methods.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3641|
|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.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5312|
|Mr Paul Quinnemail@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5913|
|Dr Audrey Roulston||
Death, dying and bereavement; End-of-life care decision-making and palliative care; Failing students; Social work supervision; Well-being.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5966|
|Dr Amanda Taylor-Beswick||
Digital social work education; Digital social work practice; Digitalisation of the social world; Creative teaching and learning methodologies; D/deaf children and communication needs.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5980|
|Professor Danielle Turney||
Social work with children, young people and families; Child welfare and protection, with particular reference to child neglect; Relationship-based practice in social work; Social work assessment, decision-making and use of professional judgement; Theorising social work practice(s); Supporting parents with learning difficulties.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5907|
|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|
Quantitative and qualitative Systematic reviews on homelessness interventions.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 6332|
|Dr Montserrat Fargas||
Care Pathways and Outcomes Study.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3195|
|Dr Trisha Forbes||
Suicide prevention and postvention; mental health including mental health in the workplace (iAmAWARE project).
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 2906|
Qualitative evidence synthesis, creative and participatory methods, thinking skills, curriculum development and widening access.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 1682|
|Dr Jennifer Hanratty||
Emotion regulation, mental health and wellbeing in children and young people.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 2593|
|Dr Kathryn Gillespie||Children and young people; relationship and sexuality education; school-based research; gender-transformative firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Grace Kelly||Social security, welfare reform, deprivation, social exclusion and the measurement of email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3483|
|Dr Claire McCartan||Child welfare, poverty and deprivation, and the mental health and wellbeing of children and firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 5296|
|Dr Martina McKnight||Children and young people, conflict, gender and research email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 5970|
Domestic abuse involving children; Policing; Emotional Intelligence. Currently working on an independent impact evaluation of NSPCC 'Speak Out Stay Safe' programme which aims to equip children with the knowledge and understanding to keep them safe from abuse and neglect.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097|
|Dr Sharon Millen||
Qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques and analyses with vulnerable hard-to-reach populations presenting with socially complex circumstances. Early childhood development.
|email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097 3169|
|Dr Leeanne O'Harafirstname.lastname@example.org||+44 (0)28 9097 3392|
|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.||email@example.com||+44 (0)28 9097|