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Promoting dignity and rights in marginalised communities: Messages from social work research

09:30 – 13:00, 22nd March 2016

World Social Work day reminds us that social work practice in the 21st Century requires the integration of skills and knowledge in both national and international contexts.  How knowledge is cultivated and then transferred to practice can serve to empower or oppress those living within marginalised communities. Using both academic skills and practice knowledge enables social work researchers to provide a critical lens on how we gain and apply understanding. This panel explores three rich and diverse examples of how research design can help social workers promote the dignity and rights of people living in marginalised communities.

Confirmed presentations and speakers at this Making Research Count event include:

Family group conferences and child protection: A comparative analysis

  • Kate Parkinson, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford

Using qualitative research methodologies to inform social work practice: Learning from older Pakistani women

  • Sarah Pollock, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford

(Dis)embodied knowledge and the ethics of engagement

  • Jenna Murray de López, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford

The event will be chaired by Joe Smeeton, Director of Social Work Education at the University of Salford.


UPDATE: The presentations from the event are now available to view below and download from our SlideShare account.


UPDATE: The full film of the event is also available to view through our YouTube channel.