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Social Work and Social Care

The OU Social Work team includes academics and practitioners who undertake research into social work and social care and related topics. The Social work and social care area of the DHSC invites proposals on applied research into social work and social care services, including professional identities, service user and carer involvement in social work education and practice, the provision of social work education through distance learning, mental health, learning disabilities, digital literacies and social work history.

Examples of previous and current research (including doctoral research) in WELS:

  • Professional registration and the discursive construction of social work students’ identities
  • The phenomenology of families with an adult autistic child
  • Hosting students in social and work – burden or benefit?