Social Work 2011

2011 Regional Summer School for PhD students researching in the field of Social Work

Monday 11th July 2011, University of Sheffield

Welcome to the second Yorkshire regional research student seminar for students pursuing doctoral research in social work. This will be a great opportunity to hear academics and meet research students from the region’s universities.

The event is being held at the University of Sheffield’s Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS) 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

9.30 Coffee and registration

10.00 Opening address: Professor Martin Smith, Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield

10.15 Keynote speaker: Professor Ian Shaw, Professor in Social Work, University of York. ‘What Makes a Research Career in Social Work?’

11.00 Coffee/tea and Networking: An opportunity to meet the other students and look at poster presentations

11.30 Presentations/Workshop 1

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Presentations/Workshop 2

2.30 Coffee/tea and Networking

3.00 Panel session: questions and discussion on “The highs and lows of doing a PhD?” with guest panel members including Professor Nick Frost (Professor in Social Work, Leeds Metropolitan University), Professor Ian Shaw (University of York) and Dr Natalie Hammond (University of Sheffield)

3.45 Closing discussion and feedback

The day also included remote presentations from two leading social work professors:

Three Top Tips for completing your PhD – Professor Margaret Holloway

Three Top Tips for completing your PhD – Professor Sue White

Workshop 1

Schedule (including question time) Presenter and affiliation Title
11.30 – 11.50 David Saltiel
University of Leeds
How do social workers make decisions in child protection situations?
11.50 – 12.10 Kelly Lockwood
University of Huddersfield
Mothers in Prison: A Narrative Approach
12.10 – 12.30 Masauda El-Aswed
University of Sheffield
Single-sex Islamic schools: an investigation into parental choice and the impact of these schools on pupils’ classroom interaction and perception

Workshop 2

Group 1 (Conference Room)

1.30 -2.00 Cathy Phillips, University of Sheffield

Mad, bad, sad or fad: labelling of vulnerable young people

1.30 – 2.00 Group Discussion:

• What good experiences/problems have you had?
• How have you found supervision and support?
• How do you keep motivated/stay sane/maintain normal relationships with friends and loved ones?
• Is the process of doing doctoral research anything like you imagined?
• …….and anything else you’d like to discuss!

Group 2 (Meeting Room)

1.30 – 1.45 Hanan E Mesbah Massud,  University of Sheffield

Problems faced by medical social workers in Tripoli / Libya

1.45 – 2.00 Christina Haupt , University of Sheffield

Language and literacy skills in children from romani, gypsy and traveller backgrounds – perspectives of teaching staff, parents and children

2.00 – 2.30 Group Discussion:

• What good experiences/problems have you had?
• How have you found supervision and support?
• How do you keep motivated/stay sane/maintain normal relationships with friends and loved ones?
• Is the process of doing doctoral research anything like you imagined?
• …….and anything else you’d like to discuss!

Group 3 (Boardroom)

Poster presentations: questions

1.30 – 2.00

‘Young mothers’ experiences of relationship abuse’, Julia Brooke, University of Huddersfield

‘Encouraging the participation of ethnic minorities in research: within the project ‘Participation in Stroke Survivors: What does it mean and how can it be achieved?’’, Kate Fryer, University of Sheffield

‘Transgender women’s experiences of domestic abuse and social care services’, Kayli Rogers, University of Sheffield

‘Making sense of the child’s lived experience in cases of neglect’, Helen Richardson Foster, University of Sheffield

‘Barriers to and Facilitators of Antiretroviral Treatment Adherence in Nepal: a Qualitative Study’, Sharada Wasti, University of Sheffield

2.00 – 2.30 Group Discussion:

• What good experiences/problems have you had?
• How have you found supervision and support?
• How do you keep motivated/stay sane/maintain normal relationships with friends and loved ones?
• Is the process of doing doctoral research anything like you imagined?
• …….and anything else you’d like to discuss!