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Viviene Cree

Viviene Cree
Name
Professor Viviene Cree PhD DipSW Cert Y&C
Title
Professor of Social Work Studies
Address
2.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building 15a George Square Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
Telephone
+44 (0)131 650 3927
Email
Research Interests
Gender and social work, social work history, social work profession, families & HIV, research with children, reflexivity in research, Inequality & diversity
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/staff/social_work/cree_viv

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Research Interests

For a complete listing of my publications, please check here:

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/viviene-cree%28fd529458-783e-4ca5-b0c0-f3e6fbb1c2d7%29.html

I have conducted research in a number of social work-related fields over the last 20 years, focusing mainly on qualitative research that aims to improve social work services, and hence, the lives of those who use services. Within this, I have specialised in research on social work history, feminism and gender in social work, HIV and children and young people affected by parental illness.

Social Work at Edinburgh will be 100 years old in 2018. I am chairing a centenary committee to plan for this, with a number of research projects spinning off from this. Get involved - tell us your story! Find out more here.

I have been co-Investigator of an ESRC cross-UK research study on communicating with children in child protection, the Talking and Listening to Children (TLC) project since 2014; Fiona Morrison was our Scotland researcher. This project is now coming to an end and our impact project, Revisiting Child Protection in Scotland, designed to take this project forward, started on 1 June 2016 and runs for one year.

Last year I undertook, with Hazel Christie and Lyn Tett, a follow-up study of our From FE to HE study, 2004-2010. We talked to those who had left the university, hearing about their experiences at both FE and HE.

I acted as Principal Investigator of a cross-UK, inter-disciplinary research seminar series, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, 2012-14). The series ran from November 2012 to October 2014 and explored 21st Century Social Issues and Anxieties through the lens of moral panics. Four seminars were held across the UK, and we published a number of articles and blogs, all available through the Researcher Explorer site listed above. A book series on moral panics was published by Policy Press in July 2015, and launched by Richard Holloway. There is a podcast of the book lanch here. To find out more about all our activities (podcasts, invited lectures, articles and blogs) see our Moral Panic seminar series website: http://moralpanicseminars.wordpress.com/

I completed an ESRC funded Knowledge Exchange project, working with colleagues Mark Smith and Rhoda MacRae and practitioners and managers from two local authorities in Scotland. This project focused on Changing Culture in Children and Families' Social Work, and ran from February to December 2013. We reported on this at the BASPCAN child protection conference in April 2015.

I am series editor (with Steve Myers, the University of Salford) of the book series 'Social Work in Practice', published by BASW and Policy Press, Bristol.

Teaching

My teaching spans three broad fields: social work, sociology and research skills. I am currently Course Director for BSc3/MSW1 Social Work in Communities; Course Director for MSc(R)/PhD Reflexivity in Qualitative Research; and co-Director for a new Evaluation Research course, with Steve Kirkwood. I also contribute teaching to many other courses within social work.

Career History

Before coming to the university, I worked for 16 years as a professional social worker and community worker in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. I am an accredited practice teacher.

Inaugural Lecture

Researching Social Work: Reflections on a Contested Profession

Publications

Books

Book Chapters

  • Cree, V.E. (2015) ‘Responsibility’, in Wright, J. (ed.) International Encyclopaedia of Social & Behavioural Sciences, 2nd edition, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Cree, V.E. (2014) ‘Stigma in Health and Social Work: Towards a New Paradigm’, in Beddoe, E. and Maidment, J. (eds) Social Work Practice for Promoting Health and Wellbeing: Critical Issues, London: Routledge.
  • Cree, V.E. (2013) ‘New practices of empowerment’, in Gray, M. and Webb, S. (eds) New Politics of Social Work, London: Sage.
  • Cree, V.E. (2013) ‘Social Work: A Global Profession, in Cree, V.E. (ed) Becoming a Social Worker, Global Narratives, London, Routledge: 212-217
  • Cree, V.E. (2013) ‘Introduction’, in Cree, V.E. (ed) Becoming a Social Worker, Global Narratives, London, Routledge: 1-9
  • Cree, V.E. (2013) ‘Social Work and Society’, in Davies, M. (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Social Work, 4th edition, Oxford: Blackwell.
  • Cree, V.E. (2010) ‘Introduction: Reading Social Work’, in Cree, V.E. (ed.) Social Work A Reader, London: Routledge: 1-7.
  • Cree, V.E. and Wallace, S.J. (2009) ˜Risk and Protection' in Adams, R., Payne, M. and Dominelli, (eds) Practising Social Work in a Complex World, 2nd edition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Cree, V.E. (2009) ˜The Changing Nature of Social Work', in Adams, R., Dominelli, L. and Payne, M. (eds) Social Work. Themes Issues and Critical Debates, 3rd edition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Cree, V.E. (2007) ˜Social Work and Society', in Davies, M. (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Social Work, 3rd edition, Oxford, Blackwell.
  • Cree, V.E. (2006) ˜Janet Lusk', in Pipes, R. (ed.) Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Cree, V.E. (2005) ˜Students Learning to Learn', in Burgess, H. and Taylor, I. (eds) Effective Learning and Teaching in Social Work and Social Policy, London: Routledge Falmer.
  • Cree, V.E. and Wallace, S.J. (2005) ˜Risk and Protection' in Adams, R., Payne, M. and Dominelli, (eds) Social Work Futures, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan: 115-127.
    Cree, V.E. (2003) ˜Becoming and Being a Social Worker', in Cree, V.E. (ed) Becoming a Social Worker, London, Routledge: 155-169.
  • Cree, V.E. (2003) ˜Introduction'', in Cree, V.E. (ed) Becoming a Social Worker, London, Routledge: 1-8.
  • Clark, C. and Cree, V.E. (2003) ˜The Voluntary Sector: No Time Like the Present', in Martin, I. and Shaw, M. (eds) Educational Resources for Renewing Democracy in Scotland, Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh.
  • Cree, V.E. (2002) ˜The Changing Nature of Social Work', in Adams, R., Dominelli, L. and Payne, M. (eds) Social Work. Themes Issues and Critical Debates, Basingstoke, Palgrave: 20-29.
  • Cree, V.E. (2002) ˜Social Work and Society' in Davies, M. (ed.) Blackwell Companion to Social Work, Second edition, Oxford, Blackwell: 275-287.
  • Cree, V.E. (2001) ˜Men and Masculinities in Social Work Education' in Christie, A. (ed.) Men and Social Work. Theories and Practices, Basingstoke, Macmillan: 147-163.
  • Cree, V.E. and Davidson, R.F. (2000) ˜Enquiry and Action Learning: a Model for Transferring Learning in Practice', Cree, V.E., and Macaulay, C. (eds) Transfer of Learning in Professional and Vocational Education, London, Routledge: 92-105.
  • Cree, V.E. (2000) 'The Challenge of Assessment', in Cree, V.E., and Macaulay, C. (eds) Transfer of Learning in Professional and Vocational Education, London, Routledge: 27-52.
  • Cree, V.E. (1996) ˜Why Do Men Care?' in Cavanagh, K. and Cree, V.E. (eds) Working with Men. Feminism and Social Work, London, Routledge: 65-86.
  • Cree, V.E. and Cavanagh, K. (1996) ˜Men, Masculinism and Social Work' in Cavanagh, K. and Cree, V.E. (eds) Working with Men. Feminism and Social Work, London, Routledge: 1-8.
  • Cavanagh, K. and Cree, V.E. (1996) ˜Moving On' in Cavanagh, K. and Cree, V.E. (eds) Working with Men. Feminism and Social Work, London, Routledge: 181-187.

Research Reports

  • Cree, V.E. and Hillen, D.P. (2015) Evaluation of the Banyan Project, MCFB, Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh.
  • Cree, V.E., Jain, S. and Hillen, D.P. (2013) Evaluation of Drug & Alcohol Services, Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh.
  • Cree, V.E. and Sidhva, D. (2009) ˜I Want to be Like the Others: A Cross-Sector Needs Assessment of Children Infected and Affected by HIV in Scotland, Edinburgh: Waverley Care.
  • Cree, V.E. (2008) It's Good to Go for a Test, Report of the Evaluation of Waverley Care's HIV Testing Campaign in Glasgow, Edinburgh: Waverley Care.
  • Cree, V.E. and Gallagher, M. (2007) Evaluation of Sunflower Garden Project. Final Report and Research Summary, Edinburgh: Church of Scotland Crossreach.
  • Cree, V.E. (2005) A Family Concern. A History of the Indigent Old Women's Society, 1797-2002, Edinburgh: The University of Edinburgh.
  • Clapton, G. and Cree, V.E. (2004) Integration of Learning for Practice: A Literature Review, Dundee: Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education.
  • Learning for Effective and Ethical Practice Project (2004) Practice Audit, Dundee: Scottish Institute for Excellence in Social Work Education.
  • Cree, V.E. (2002) Under Pressure. A Study of Mental Health Needs of Young Carers, Unpublished Report to Edinburgh Young Carers Project, Scotland.
  • Kay, H., Cree, V., Wallace, J. and Tisdall, K. (2002) Social Work Provision for Children Affected by HIV, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh & Children in Scotland.
  • Kay, H., Cree, V., Wallace, J. and Tisdall, K. (2002) Health Service
  • Provision for Children Affected by HIV, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh & Children in Scotland.
  • Kay, H., Cree, V., Tisdall, K. and Wallace, J. (2002) Listening to children and young people whose parent or carer is HIV positive, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh & Children in Scotland.
  • Wallace, J., Cree, V., Kay, H. and Tisdall, K. (2002) Thinking Positively: HIV Education and Support in Scottish Secondary Schools, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh & Children in Scotland. http://www.scottishaffairs.org/backiss/pdfs/sa55/Sa55_Wallace_Cree_Kay_and_Tisdall.pdf
  • Good Practice Guidelines for Practitioners. Working with Children and Young
  • people whose parent is HIV Positive, Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh & Children in Scotland.
  • Cree, V.E., Macaulay, C. and Loney, H. (1998) Transfer of Learning. A Study, Edinburgh, Scottish Office Central Research Unit and CCETSW.

Research Journal Articles

2016

  • Tett, L., Cree, V.E. and Christie, H. ‘From further to higher education: transition as an on-going process’, Higher Education, accepted 24 June 2016 – to be published in a special issue on Transition to Higher Education in Sept 2016.
  • Paul, S., Cree, V.E. and Murray, S. ‘Integrating the hospice philosophy into communities: a collaborative approach to exploring the role of hospices in working with schools’, BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care – accepted 2 August 2016.
  • Ruch, G., Winter, K., Cree, V.E., Hallett, S., Hadfield, M., Morrison, F., ‘Making meaningful connections: insights from social pedagogy for statutory social work practice’, Child & Family Social Work – accepted 18 August 2016.
  • Cree, V.E., Tett, L., and Christie, H. (2016) ‘Relationships Matter: the Views of College Entrants to an Ancient Scottish University’, Scottish Educational Review, 48 (1): 89-100.
  • Winter, K., Cree, V.E., Ruch, G., Hallett, S., Hadfield, M., Morrison, F. (2016) ‘Effective communication between social workers and children and young people’, British Journal of Social Work, accepted 22 April 2016, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw083
  • Smith, M., Cree, V.E. and MacRae, R., Wallace, E., Sharp, D., O’Halloran, S. and Knowles, N. (2016) ‘Social Suffering: Changing Organisational Culture in Children and Families Social Work through Critical Reflection Groups—Insights from Bourdieu British Journal of  Social Work, accepted 2 June 2016, first published online July 10, 2016 doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcw087
  • Cree, V.E., Jain, S., Hillen, D.P. (2016). 'The challenge of measuring effectiveness in social work: A Case Study of an Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Referral Service in Scotland', British Journal of Social Work, 46 (1): 277-293. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu118
  • Kirkwood, S., Jennings, B., Laurier, E., Cree, V.E., While, B. (2016). 'Towards an interactional approach to reflective practice in social work', European Journal of Social Work, 1369-1457 (print); 1468-2664 (online). DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2015.1126558
  • Clapton, V.E., Cree, V.E. (2016). 'Communicating Concern or Making Claims?: The 2012 Press Releases of UK Child Welfare and Protection Agencies', Journal of Social Work, Advanced access
    DOI: 10.1177/146801731663722

2015

  • Macrae, R., Cree, V.E., Smith, M., Skinner, K., Wilkinson, H. (2015). 'The Role of Practitioner Research In Developing Cultures of Learning In Children and Families Social Work', Practice: Social Work in Action, Volume 28, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2015.1074669
  • Cree, V.E. (2015). ''Khaki fever' during the First World War: a historical analysis of social work's approach towards young women, sex and moral danger', British Journal of Social Work, First published online: Nov 19 2015. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv103
  • Cree, V.E., Smith, M., Clapton, G. (2015), 'Standing up to Complexity: Researching Moral Panics in Social Work', European Journal of Social Work, 1369-1457 (print); 1468-2664 (online).
    DOI: 10.1080/13691457.2015.1084271
  • Winter, K., Cree, V.E. (2015). 'Social work home visits to children and families in the UK: a Foucauldian perspective', British Journal of Social Work, September 2015 45 (6). DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcv069
  • Cree, V.E, Dean, J.S. (2015). 'Exploring Social Work Students' Attitudes to Feminism: Opening up Conversations', Social Work Education: The International Journal, Volume 34, Issue 8.
    DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1081884

2014

  • Cree, V.E., Macrae, R., Smith, M., Knowles, N., O'Halloran, S., Sharp, D., Wallace, E. (2014). 'Critical reflection workshops and knowledge exchange: findings from a Scottish project', Child & Family Social Work, First published online: 25 Sep 2014. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12177
  • Christie, H., Tett, L., Cree, V.E., McCune, V. (2014). ''It all just clicked': a longitudinal perspective on transitions within University', Studies in Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/03075079.2014.942271
  • Hillen, D.P., Cree, V.E., Jain, S. (2014). 'Facilitating recovery from drug and alcohol problems in social work practice - reflections on interviews with service users in Scotland', Practice: Social Work in Action. DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2014.958453
  • Cree, V.E., Jain, S., Hillen, D.P. (2014). 'Measuring effectiveness in social work: an evaluation of a drug and alcohol referral service in Scotland', British Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu118:1-17

2012

  • Cree, V.E. (2012). ''I'd like to call you my mother.' Reflections on Supervising International PhD students in Social Work', Social Work Education, 31 (4): 451-464. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2011.562287
  • Tett, L., Hounsell, J., Christie, H., , Cree, V.E. , McCune, V. (2012). 'Learning from feedback? 'Non-traditional' students' experiences of assessment', Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 17(2): 247-260. DOI: 10.1080/13596748.2011.627174
  • Cree, V.E., Clapton, G., Smith, M. (2012). 'The Presentation of Child Trafficking in the UK: An Old and New Moral Panic?', British Journal of Social Work, Published online: August 16, 2012.
    DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs120
  • Smith, M., Cree, V.E., Clapton, G. (2012). 'Time to be heard: Interrogating the Scottish Government's response to historical child abuse', Scottish Affairs, Vol. 78, Winter, 2012: 1-24.
  • Clapton, G., Cree, V.E., Smith, M. (2012). 'Moral Panics and Social Work: towards a sceptical view of UK child protection', Critical Social Policy, Published online before print September 6, 2012.
    DOI: 10.1177/0261018312457860

2011

  • Smith, M., Gallagher, M., Wosu, H., Stewart, J., Cree, V.E., Hunter, S., Evans, S., Montgomery, C., Holiday, S., Wilkinson, H. (2011). 'Engaging with Involuntary Service Users in Social Work: Findings from a Knowledge Exchange Project', British Journal of Social Work, DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr162
  • Cree, V.E., Sidhva, D. (2011). 'Children and HIV in Scotland. Findings from a Cross-Sector Needs Assessment of Children and Young People Infected and Affected by HIV in Scotland', British Journal of Social Work, Advance Access published April 5, 2011.
    DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr036
  • Gallagher, M., Smith, M., Wosu, H., Stewart, J., Hunter, S., Cree, V.E., Wilkinson, H. (2011). 'Engaging with families in child protection: lessons from practitioner research in Scotland', Child Welfare, pp117-134.
  • Okoli, R., Cree, V.E. (2011). 'Children's Work: Experiences of Street-vending Children and Young People in Enugu, Nigeria', British Journal of Social Work, First published online: May 19, 2011.
    DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr055

2010

  • McCune, V. , Hounsell, J., Christie, H., Cree, V.E., Tett, L. (2010). 'Mature and younger students' reasons for making the transition from further education into higher education', Teaching in Higher Education, 15 (6): 691- 702. DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2010.507303

2009

  • Cree, V.E., Hounsell, J., Christie, H., McCune, V., Tett, L. (2009). 'From Further Education to Higher Education: Social Work Students' Experiences of Transition to an Ancient, Research-Led University', Social Work Education, 28 (8): 887-901. DOI: 10.1080/02615470902736741

2008

  • Hounsell, J., Christie, H., Cree, V.E., McCune, V., Tett, L. (2008). 'Talking and sharing: the role of peer support and retention in Higher Education', Journal of Access, Policy and Practice, 6 (1): 35-51.
  • Cree, V.E. (2008). 'Confronting Sex-Trafficking: Lessons From History', International Social Work, 51 (6): 763-776. DOI: 10.1177/0020872808095249
  • Clapton, G., Cree, V.E., Allan, M., Edwards, R., Forbes, R., Irwin, M., MacGregor, C., Paterson, P., Brodie, I., Perry, R. (2008). 'Thinking 'Outside the Box': A New Approach to Integration of Learning for Practice', Social Work Education: The International Journal, 27 (3): 334-40. DOI: 10.1080/02615470701379826
  • Christie, H., Tett, L., Cree, V.E., Hounsell, J., McCune, V. (2008). 'A Real Rollercoaster of Confidence and Emotions: Learning to be a University Student', Studies in Higher Education, 33 (5): 567-581.
    DOI: 10.1080/03075070802373040

2006

  • Wallace, J., Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, K. (2006). 'Risk and HIV: Scottish Schools', Scottish Affairs, 55: 107-124.
  • Cree, V.E., Doyle, F., Lough, L., Mercandante, I., Peat, L., Robertson, G. (2006). 'Innovation in Social Work Students' Assessment', Social Work Education, 25 (2); 189-91. DOI: 10.1080/02615470500487739
  • Cree, V.E., Croxford, L., Halliwell, J., Iannelli, C., Kendall, L., Winterstein, D. (2006), 'Widening Participation at an Ancient Scottish University', Scottish Affairs, 56: 102-130.
  • Christie, H., Cree, V., Hounsell, J., McCune, V., Tett, L. (2006). 'From College to University: Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards', Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 11: 351-365.
    DOI: 10.1080/13596740600916591
  • Clapton, G, Cree, V.E, Allan, M., Edwards, R., Forbes, R., Irwin, M., Paterson, W., Perry, R. (2006). 'Grasping the Nettle: Integrating Learning and Practice revisited and re-imagined', Social Work Education, 25 (6): 645-56. DOI: 10.1080/02615470600833634
  • Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, K., Wallace, J. (2006). 'Listening to Children and Young People Affected by Parental HIV: Findings from a Scottish Study', AIDS Care, 18 (1):73-76. DOI: 10.1080/09540120500161793

2004

  • Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, K., Wallace, J. (2004). 'Stigma and parental HIV', Qualitative Social Work, 3 (1): 7-25. DOI: 10.1177/1473325004041129
  • Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, E., Kay, M., Wallace, J. (2004). 'Social Support and Children Affected by Parental HIV', European Journal of Social Work, 7 (2): 195-209.
    DOI: 10.1080/1369145045042000237454

2003

  • Cree, V.E. (2003). 'Worries and Problems of Young Carers. Issues for Mental Health', Child & Family Social Work, 8: 310-309. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2206.2003.00292.x
  • Perry, R., Cree, V. (2003). 'The Changing Gender Profile of Applicants to Qualifying Social Work Training in the UK', Social Work Education, 22 (4): 375-384. DOI: 10.1080/02615470309144

2002

  • Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, K., Wallace, J. (2002). 'Research with Children: Sharing the Dilemmas', Child & Family Social Work, 7 (1): 47-56. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2206.2002.00223.x

Topics interested in supervising

I welcome enquiries about research from anyone interested in the social work history, the profession of social work, gender issues, HIV, and research with children. I have supervised UK and international PhD students on a range of social work-related subjects which include: young mothers & citizenship; gender & mental health; women & HIV in India & Scotland; women offenders; child labour in Nigeria; recovery from drug use in Nigeria; drug courts in Scotland; and IT and social work. I am currently supervising projects on recovery and spirituality; sex workers in Bangladesh; therapeutic schools in the US; the Prevent agenda and social work; and social work education history.

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

PhD in Social Work; MSc (R) Social Work