Staff Profiles

Viviene Cree

Viviene Cree
Name
Professor Viviene Cree PhD DipSW Cert Y&C
Title
Professor of Social Work Studies
Social WorkSchool of Social and Political ScienceUniversity of Edinburgh
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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Current Research & Teaching Interests

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.

I am currently Principal Investigator of a cross-UK, inter-disciplinary research seminar series, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The series runs from November 2012 to October 2014 and is exploring 21st Century Social Issues and Anxieties through the lens of moral panics.

I am also co-Investigator of an ESRC cross-UK research study on communicating with children in child protection, the Talking and Listening to Children project. This project is located at the University of Cardiff; Fiona Morrison is our Scotland researcher.

I have recently finished 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.

Other research projects that I have been involved in include:

From FE to HE study, 2004-2010.

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.

My teaching spans three broad fields: social work, sociology and research skills. I am Course Director for BSc3/MSW1 Social Work in Communities and MSc/PhD Reflexivity in Qualitative Research and 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

 Recent Publications

Books
Book Chapters
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
    DOI:
  • 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
  • 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.
    DOI:
  • 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, 1–18.
    DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcr162
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
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  • 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
  • Cree, V.E. (2008), 'Confronting Sex-Trafficking: Lessons From History', International Social Work, 51 (6): 763-776.
    DOI: 10.1177/0020872808095249
  • 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
  • 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.
    DOI:
  • 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
  • Wallace, J., Cree, V.E., Kay, H., Tisdall, K. (2006), 'Risk and HIV: Scottish Schools', Scottish Affairs, 55: 107-124.
    DOI:
  • 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
  • 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. (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
  • 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
  • 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 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; and drug courts in Scotland. I am currently supervising projects on recovery from drug dependence; teenage parents; educating children on death & dying; sex workers in Bangladesh; and IT and social work.

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

PhD in Social Work

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