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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

 

Externally funded projects

Evaluation of Spinal Injuries Association

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Other-collaborator26/Jan/201530/Apr/2015Spinal Injuries Association
Aims of the evaluation: • To cover all 10 regional centres in England and Wales, including the service based at Headley Court for armed forces • Evaluate current peer support service in the regions • Explore areas of need for additional service provision e.g. peer support in the community, further support for families and friends, additional support for healthcare practitioners • Explore other issues as required for example, examine the mixed feedback regarding feeling more/less isolated following seeing a peer support worker

Publications

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

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