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Gary Clapton

Gary Clapton
Dr Gary Clapton
Senior Lecturer
2.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
+44 (0)131 650 3903
Research Interests
Adoption and fostering, fathers and fatherhood, children and families social work practice, moral panics

Topics interested in supervising

Anything on fathers, or adoption (especially after-adoption issues). I am currently supervising three PhD students, the first of whom is looking at the experiences and needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors in Greece, the second is studying the relationship between organisational culture and the lived experiences of child protection practitoners and my third student is exploring the use of social media by children in care.

If you are interested in being supervised by Gary Clapton, please see the links below for more information:

PhD in Social Work; MSc (R) Social Work