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Mr Andy Rixon

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer, CYP
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Health and Social Care
  • andy.rixon

Professional biography

I am currently a lecturer teaching primarily in the children, young people and families area. My background is in child and family social work and staff development in social services.

Research interests

My main research interest has continued to be teaching and learning in social work.

Teaching interests

I have been involved in the development and teaching of a variety of modules at the Open University including:

Working with children, young people and families (K218)

  • Author  - 'Well-being and the ecology of children's lives' in O'Dell L & Leverett S (2011) Working with children, young people and families: co-constructing practice. Palgrave/OU

Working together for children (KE312)

  • Co- editor - 'Changing children's services: working and learning together' Foley P & Rixon A (2014). Policy Press/OU
  • Author  - 'Positive practice relationships' in Foley P & Leverett S (2008) Connecting with children: developing working relationships. Policy Press/OU

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Children and Young People Research GroupGroupFaculty of Health and Social Care
FHSC Teaching and Learning Research GroupResearch GroupFaculty of Health and Social Care

Publications

Childhoods past and present: anxiety and idyll in reminiscences of childhood outdoor play and contemporary parenting practices (2019)
Rixon, Andy; Lomax, Helen and O'Dell, Lindsay
Children's Geographies ((Early Access))
Role of peer support for people with a spinal cord injury (2018-11-27)
O'Dell, Lindsay; Earle, Sarah; Rixon, Andrew and Davies, Alison
Nursing Standard ((Early Access))
Social workers writing for publication: The story of a practice and academic partnership (2017)
Gordon, Jean; Rixon, Andrew and Cooper, Barry
Practice: Social Work in Action, 29(3) (pp. 219-235)
What difference does it make? Social work practice and post-qualifying awards (2012)
Rixon, Andy and Ward, Rebecca
Practice: Social Work in Action, 24(3) (pp. 147-159)
Integrating Post-Qualification Study into the Workplace: The Candidates’ Experience (2001)
Cooper, Barry and Rixon, Andy
Social Work Education, 20(6) (pp. 701-716)
Telling Stories: a journey into narratives of practice (2015)
Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew
In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew eds. Best Practice With Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories (pp. 16-30)
ISBN : 9781137003010 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : Basingstoke
Relationships. (2015)
Rixon, Andy
In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andy eds. Best practice with children and families: critical social work stories (pp. 31-40)
ISBN : 9781137003010 | Publisher : Palgrave
Managing Relationships (2015)
Waite, Michael and Rixon, Andy
In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andy eds. Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories (pp. 64-74)
ISBN : 978-1-137-00301-0 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : London
Relationships in a therapeutic context (2014-12-12)
Hyams-Ssekasi, Michelle and Rixon, Andrew
In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew eds. Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories (pp. 52-63)
ISBN : 9781137003010 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : London
Relationships in intensive short term work (2014-12-12)
Casserley, Niall and Rixon, Andrew
In: Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew eds. Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories (pp. 41-51)
ISBN : 9781137003010 | Publisher : Palgrave | Published : London
Childcare social work: perspectives on the professional (2010-07)
Rixon, Andy
In: Robb, Martin and Thomson, Rachel eds. Critical Practice with Children and Young People (pp. 157-173)
ISBN : 9781847426826 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol
Best Practice with Children and Families: Critical Social Work Stories (2015)
Cooper, Barry; Gordon, Jean and Rixon, Andrew eds.
ISBN : 978-1-137-00301-0 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke

News

OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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