Organization profile

Organisation profile

Staff have a wide range of professional and research experience which contributes to a stimulating environment for learning. Research is focused on the following key areas :

  • Looked After Children
  • Residential Child Care
  • Young People and Education
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Mental Health and disability
  • Adult Social Work Services
  • Inter-professional working

Teaching and research is supported and enhanced through our links to various centres and initiatives:

  • The Centre For Excellence For Looked After Children in Scotland (CELCIS) is a national initiative established to promote the training and education of the residential child care workforce. The School hosts the national office and carries out linked education, training and research.
  • Community Care Works is an on-line database of good practice in community care. The database brings together details of practice and research and facilitates dissemination to practitioners and managers.
  • The Glasgow Centre for the Child & Society carries out research, consultancy and policy advice in the areas of child welfare, children's rights, child protection, and young people and crime.

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social work Social Sciences
child care Social Sciences
Scotland Medicine & Life Sciences
offender Social Sciences
justice Social Sciences
community Social Sciences
probation Social Sciences
Social Work Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


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Ailsa Isobel Anderson

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David Calderwood

Person: Teaching Only

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Alexander Cameron

Projects 1991 2022

Identifying and Exploring Threshold Concepts in Crisis Intervention

Steckley, L., Sellers, D., Izzo, C. & Mccabe, L.

16/04/18 → …

Project: Non-funded project

JARA Studentship - Lee Hollins

Steckley, L. & MacIntyre, G.

Elysium Supported Living Limited


Project: Research - StudentshipResearch Studentship

Research Output 1971 2018

Catharsis, containment and physical restraint in residential child care

Steckley, L. 1 Sep 2018 In : British Journal of Social Work. 48, 6, p. 1645-1663 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Restraint
Child Care
child care

Comparing child protection decision-making in England and Finland: supervised or supported judgement?

Falconer, R. & Shardlow, S. 2 May 2018 In : Journal of Social Work Practice. 32, 2, p. 111-124 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child protection
social worker
Decision Making

Coproduction, governance and practice: the dynamics and effects of user voice prison councils

Weaver, E. 24 Jul 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Social Policy and Administration. 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

correctional institution
quality of life


Best Article Award 2014

Elizabeth Weaver (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


British Society of Criminology Book Prize 2016

Elizabeth Weaver (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Social Relations

Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS)

Andrew Kendrick (Recipient), 12 Oct 2017

Prize: Election to learned society

social science
public benefits
peer review

Activities 1992 2018

Food in Prison. International and multidisciplinary perspectives

SIMANOVIC, T. (Participant)
21 Sep 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

SIMANOVIC, T. (Participant)
31 Aug 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Desistance from Sex Offending

Weaver, E. (Participant)
30 Jan 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course


Transforming attitudes to mental health: using art festivals to access hard to reach communities

Lee Knifton (Participant), Neil Quinn (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPublic understanding, information and debate