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Joined the then Polytechnic of Huddersfield in 1977 as lecturer in Social Work; Senior Lecturer 1981-88, Principal Lecturer 1988-1993. Moved to University of Keele in 1993 to become Professor in Child Care Studies, returning to University of Huddersfield in 1994 as Professor in Child Care. Director of the Centre of Applied Childhood Studies 1994-2006 and Head of Research in the School of Human and Health Sciences 2000-2006. Was the Coordinator for the Social Work Research Assessment Exercise in 1992, 1996 and 2001. Took up NSPCC Professorship at Huddersfield in 2006. Now works on a part-time basis.

Held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tampere (Finland), La Trobe University (Australia) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), and been a Senior Hallsworth Fellow at the University of Machester (England)  and a Kempe-Haruv Fellow at the Kempe Centre, University of Colorado (USA).

Author, co-author and editor of 25 books and over 100 refereed journal papers and book chapters in the broad fields of child welfare, child protection and social work including The Politics of Child Abuse (Palgrave/Macmillan, 1985), Governing the Family (Palgrave/Macmillan, 1991), Safeguarding Childhood (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2006), and The Politics of Child Protection (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2014).

Currently Editor in Chief of the open access journal Social Sciences and previously editor of the journal Children and Society (1996-2006). Member of numerous international journal editorial boards including Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal; Children and Youth Services Review; and The International Journal on Child Maltreament: Research, Policy and Practice

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Child Protection Practice
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work


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