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Dr Justin Rogers

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Dr Justin Rogers is a social worker by training and comes from a practice background working with children and young people in alternative care. He has worked in local authority fostering and adoption teams in the United Kingdom and he also has experience of managing a secure unit that accommodated young people in conflict with law. Justin previously held the post of Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Bath and maintains an affiliation to Bath as a visiting fellow in the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy. 

Research interests

Justin's research interests focus on child protection and alternative care. He is committed to understanding children and young people’s experiences of alternative care and promoting their voices to inform policy and practice.

Recent research projects include Fostering Hope a community based participatory project exploring perceptions of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people in Bristol. Justin is currently the principal investigator on a two-year study called ‘Sharing Their Narratives’, that uses arts based methods to study children and young people’s experiences of the different alternative care settings in Thailand.

Publications

Rogers, J., Whitelaw, R., Karunan, V. & Ketnim, P., (2021) A scoping review of the research that explores children’s experiences of alternative care in Southeast Asia, Children and Youth Services Review, (Online First).

Rogers, J., Carr, S. & Hickman, C., (2021) Reflections on a community based participatory research project with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children, In Eguren, J.(et al) Migrant families, children and youth, Routledge, Abingdon.

Rogers, J., & Ali, M., (2021) ‘It’s so much better than contact’; children and young people’s experiences of sibling camps in the UK. Child and Family Social Work, (Online First).

Rogers, J., & Karunan, K., (2020), Is the deinstitutionalisation of alternative care a ‘wicked problem’? A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of child welfare practitioners and policy actors in Thailand. International Social Work, 63 (5), 626-639.

Mendes, P. & Rogers, J., (2020) Young people transitioning from out-of-home care: What are the lessons  from extended care in USA and England for Australia. British Journal of Social Work; 50 (5), 1513-1530.

Cheung, J., & Rogers, J., (2020) Civic crowdfunding of social work research: Opportunities, challenges and strategies. The British Journal of Social Work, (Online First).

Rogers, J., Carr, S. & Hickman, C., (2018) Mutual Benefits: The lessons learned from a community based participatory research project with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and foster carers. Children and Youth Services Review, 92, 105- 113.

Rogers, J., (2018) Preserving and memorialising relationships: Exploring young people’s experiences of foster care through the lens of social capital. Adoption & Fostering, 42 (2), 176-188.

Rogers, J., (2017) A memorial for Beatrice Godwin, researcher, social worker and activist with older people. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 18 (1), 81 - 82.

Rogers, J., (2017) Eco-maps and Photo Elicitation, Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1 (4), 59-74.

Rogers, J., (2017) ‘Different’ and ‘Devalued’: managing the stigma of foster care with the benefit of peer support, The British Journal of Social Work, 47 (4), 1078-1093.

Rogers, J. & Williams, T., (2016) Rejecting ‘the child’, embracing ‘childhood’: Conceptual and methodological issues for researching with children, International Social Work, 59(6), 734-744.

Rogers, J., (2015). Exploring young people’s experiences of foster care using a social capital approach: Disrupted networks and continuing bonds. Doctoral Dissertation, The University of Bath.

Rogers, J., (2014) Fostering and Adoption, In Teater, B. (EdS) Contemporary Social Work Practice: A Handbook for Students, Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Rogers, J., (2012) Anti-Oppressive Social Work Research: Reflections on Power in the Creation of Knowledge, Social Work Education, 31, 866–879.

Impact and engagement

Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Social Work, Thailand, Thammasat University (2018-present).

Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy, University of Bath (2020-present).

External Affiliate at the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, Toronto, Canada (2018-present).

Articles in Non-Academic Press

Rogers, J., Mendes, P. & Thomas, I., (2020) Care leavers and COVID-19: A time for even greater state and community responsibility, ABC Australia, available from: https://ab.co/2LCCmb5

Rogers, J., (2019) ‘Reasons to be Hopeful: 2019 could see a welcome UN resolution for children growing up in institutional care’, The IPR Blog, available from: https://goo.gl/jouc7u

Rogers, J., (2019) ‘Sharing their Narratives’, Safe Child Thailand Blog, available from: https://rb.gy/a62fyd

Rogers, J., (2017) ‘There is space for lone refugee children in Britain, but the government isn’t trying to find it’, The Conversation, available from https://goo.gl/uUsDVY

Rogers, J., (2015) ‘The government must match public support for fostering refugees’, The Guardian, 15th September, p.42, available from: http://goo.gl/ZVjULo

Rogers, J., (2015) ‘Leaving care is hard enough without the system favouring those who are fostered’, The Conversation, available from:  https://goo.gl/QKN5q4

Rogers, J., (2014) ‘Routinely separating siblings in public care is unacceptable’ [Online], The Conversation, available from:  https://goo.gl/43NBCn

Rogers, J., (2014) ‘Stronger contact with previous carers would give foster children a greater sense of belonging’, [Online], The Conversation, available from:  https://goo.gl/AN06Cu

 

Publications

‘It's so much better than contact’: A qualitative study exploring children and young people's experiences of a sibling camp in the United Kingdom (2021-02)
Rogers, Justin Mark and Ali, Mariya
Child & Family Social Work, 26(1) (pp. 61-69)


Children’s experiences of alternative care in mainland Southeast Asia – A scoping review of literature (2021-01)
Rogers, Justin; Whitelaw, Robert; Karunan, Victor and Ketnim, Pryn
Children and Youth Services Review, 120 (p 105750)


Is the deinstitutionalisation of alternative care a ‘wicked problem’? A qualitative study exploring the perceptions of child welfare practitioners and policy actors in Thailand (2020-09-01)
Rogers, Justin M and Karunan, Victor
International Social Work, 63(5) (pp. 626-639)


Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care: What are the Lessons from Extended Care Programmes in the USA and England for Australia? (2020-07)
Mendes, Philip and Rogers, Justin
The British Journal of Social Work, 50(5) (pp. 1513-1530)


Civic Crowdfunding for Social Work Research: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies (2020)
Rogers, Justin Mark and Cheung, Johnson Chun-Sing
The British Journal of Social Work


[Book Review] The Child’s World (third edition): The Essential Guide to Assessing Vulnerable Children, Young People and their Families, Jan Horwath and Dendy Platt (2019-10)
Rogers, Justin
The British Journal of Social Work, 49(7)


Mutual benefits: The lessons learned from a community based participatory research project with unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and foster carers (2018)
Rogers, Justin; Carr, Sam and Hickman, Caroline
Children and Youth Services Review, 92(C) (pp. 105-113)


‘Different’ and ‘Devalued’: Managing the Stigma of Foster-Care with the Benefit of Peer Support (2017-06)
Rogers, Justin
The British Journal of Social Work, 47(4) (pp. 1078-1093)


Eco-maps and photo-elicitation: Reflections on the use of visual methods in social work research with children and young people (2017-01)
Rogers, Justin
Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 1(4) (pp. 59-74)


Memorial (2017)
Rogers, Justin M.
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults, 18(1) (pp. 81-82)


Rejecting ‘the child’, embracing ‘childhood’: Conceptual and methodological considerations for social work research with young people (2014)
Williams, Timothy P and Rogers, Justin
International Social Work, 59(6) (pp. 734-744)


Anti-Oppressive Social Work Research: Reflections on Power in the Creation of Knowledge (2012)
Rogers, Justin
Social Work Education, 31(7) (pp. 866-879)


Fostering and adoption (2014)
Rogers, Justin M.
In: Teater, Barbra ed. Contemporary Social Work Practice: A Handbook for Students (pp. 27-39)
ISBN : 9780335246038 | Publisher : Open University Press | Published : Maidenhead