Social work, mental health 和 learning disabilities

The research stream in social work and social care is directly supportive of the School 和 cripacc’s work on well-being 和 health-related issues.

研究流由领导 教授布莱恩·利特尔,并通过支持 教授舒拉拉蒙.

There are currently four major projects, with number of smaller ones, and we have PhD candidates working on, or planning for, issues concerning patients with Personality Disorder, stress for social workers in mental health work, the needs of young people in Nigeria who have been orphaned because of AIDS, drug misuse amongst migrant across the EU states, 和 use of Community Treatment Orders for patients with mental health problems.


Empowering Women and Providers: Domestic Violence 和 Mental Health

资金来源 - EU Daphne Stream III PI Caroline Meffan / 教授舒拉拉蒙.

This project forms part of the EU Daphne Stream III, who is funding it, aimed at preventing violence to vulnerable populations. This two-year project (2011-2013) focused on enhancing well-being and self management of women who have experienced intimate partner violence, and on improving awareness 和 skills of mental health providers engaged in working with this population.


  • UK  (Welwyn Hatfield Women's Refuge)
  • 希腊(epapsy,一个NGO)
  • Italy (Asti community mental health unit 和 the Department of Health Psychology, University of Turin)
  • Pol和 (Institute of Psychiatry, Warsaw)
  • Slovenia (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work)
  • Ozara 和 Communication against violence to women (two NGOs)

European online MSC in Mental Health Recovery 和 Social Inclusion (RAISE)


该项目是由领导 教授舒拉拉蒙教授布莱恩·利特尔 from the Department of Nursing, Midwifery 和 Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire.

RAISE is a three-year curriculum development and action research project funded by the EU Erasmus 生活long Learning Scheme (2011-2014), aimed at the development of a European online MSC in Mental Health Recovery 和 Social Inclusion.


  • Italy (Health Psychology, University of Turin, 和 Asti community mental health unit),
  • Pol和 (the Academy of Special Education, Warsaw),
  • Portugal (the department of psychiatry, the New University of Lisbon), Prof Larry Davidson, Yale.

The effects of violence and resistance from parents on staff in child protection, 和 the subsequent effects on delivery of services   to vulnerable children.

资金来源 - Community Care magazine PI 教授布莱恩·利特尔

This is a survey of staff in child protection work concerning the experiences of parental resistance and aggression against them, and the consequent effects of their practice, and the health 和 well-being of the children in those families.


Community Care magazine; Professor Chris Goddard, Monash University, Australia

国际 survey of SW education in Universities: Lessons for international comparative research: The case of the IASSW census

资金来源 - 国际 Association of Schools of Social Work PI 教授布莱恩·利特尔. The IASSW worldwide census of social work education takes place each 10 years, and is comparative research on the provision, support for, 和 outcomes of social work educational provision around the globe.

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国际 Association of Schools of Social Work; Ryerson University, Canada; University of St Thomas, USA, University of Houston, USA