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1986 …2020

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Biography

I joined the University of Huddersfield in October 2015 as Professor of Social Work. I qualified as a social worker and worked in the field of social work from 1982-1992. I have been involved in social work education and research since then and have worked at universities in Ireland, England and Germany.

I have an international reputation in the areas of gender, fathers and child protection. My recent co-authored book (with Sue White and Kate Morris) 'Re-imagining Child Protection: towards humane social work with families' has been highly influential and led to invitations to speak and advise on reforming child protection nationally and internationally. An article with White and Morris 'A marriage made in hell: early intervention meets child protection’, British Journal of Social Work, 44, 1735-1749 won the Kay McDougall prize for article of the year in 2015.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fathers
  • Family support
  • Reforming child protection

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Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child Welfare
  • Fatehrs
  • Family Support
  • Reforming Child Protection

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Projects

Family inclusive policy and practice after 'Think Family'

Featherstone, B., Tew, J., Morris, K. & White, S.

1/12/1430/04/16

Project: Research

Research Output

Framed to fit? Challenging the domestic abuse 'story' in child protection

Ferguson, G., Featherstone, B. & Morris, K., 1 Mar 2020, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 8, 1, p. 25 - 40 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Rethinking child protection and adoption: achieving social justice in practice

    Stevens, C., Proctor, F., Rishworth, B., Boorman, A., Unwin, A., Featherstone, B. & Bilson, A., 1 Mar 2020, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 8, 1, p. 125-132 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Social Workers’ Reflections on Ethics in Relation to Adoption in the UK: Everywhere but Nowhere?

    Featherstone, B. & Anna Gupta, 1 Apr 2020, In : British Journal of Social Work. 50, 3, p. 833-849 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The Child Welfare Inequalities Project: Final Report

    The Child Welfare Inequalities Project Team, Bywaters, P. & Featherstone, B., 22 Jul 2020, Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. 78 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

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    File
  • Activities

    Poverty, child abuse and neglect: Time for a new story

    Brid Featherstone (Keynote speaker)

    Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    A new social settlement: rights, relationships and recognition

    Brid Featherstone (Keynote speaker)

    12 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Protecting children, is it time for a new story?

    Brid Featherstone (Keynote speaker)

    Jul 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Poverty-Aware Social Work: The Paradigm and its Challenges

    Brid Featherstone (Chair)

    24 Jun 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Poverty, inequality and children at risk: The denied link

    Paul Bywaters (Speaker), Will Mason (Speaker) & Brid Featherstone (Speaker)

    24 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk