Social Work 2012

Third Annual Regional Seminar for Doctoral students researching in the field of Social Work and Social Care

Thursday July 5 2012

School of Healthcare, Baines Wing, University of Leeds LS2 9JT.

The event will be held on the third floor of the Baines Wing. Directions will be posted on the campus.


Registration/Refreshments available


Welcome to the Day (David Saltiel, PhD student, University of Leeds)

Welcome to the School of Healthcare (Prof. Dawn Dowding, University of Leeds)


Social Work in the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (Prof. Ian Shaw, University of York)


Keynote Speaker: Professor Nicky Stanley, Professor of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire: “A Career in Social Work Research”
Nicky Stanley is Professor of Social Work at the University of Central Lancashire. She researches in the areas of child protection, parental mental health, domestic violence, young people’s mental health and interprofessional work. Recent research includes the national evaluation of social work practice pilots and an evaluation of a service for perpetrators of domestic violence. A trained social worker, Nicky practised in a range of settings in England and Scotland before moving into research.




Parallel workshop sessions:
Presentations on their work by current PhD students

Workshop A – Room: 3.06
Chair: Nick Frost

Barry Fearnley, Leeds Metropolitan University: An investigation into the lived experiences of young women who are also mothers

Julia Brooke, University of Huddersfield: Young mothers’ narratives of relationship abuse

Sukey Tarr, University of Sheffield: Born, made or happenstance: A study of foster carers

Workshop B – Room 3.19
Chair: Helen Richardson-Foster

Christine Piper, University of Huddersfield: The categorisation of cases as child neglect

Maha al Luhaibi, University of Huddersfield: The extent and nature of family violence and female offending in Saudi Arabia

David Saltiel, University of Leeds: Assessing children’s safety in complex families

12.45 Lunch


Planning for your Viva (Prof. Nick Frost, Leeds Metropolitan University)


Parallel workshop sessions:
“The Challenges and Opportunities When Undertaking Your Own Research”
These workshops will be chaired discussions to which you are welcome to bring up any issues of interest to you concerning the process of research. Topics so far suggested are: negotiating access and gatekeepers, data collection and analysis, designing posters, writing up your results/thesis

3.00 Refreshments


A question and answer session with a panel of experts who will include Prof. Dawn Dowding, Prof. Nick Frost and two recently completed PhD students: Berenice Golding (Huddersfield University) and Sue Richardson (Bradford University)


Closing session