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Much of our research starts from the premise that social work can make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Social workers must have intellectual curiosity and a willingness to explore how things might be better for people who rely on services.
As social work academics, we see our role as not only producing research and pursuing scholarship, but also encouraging the use of research in practice.
The following provides more details on the key themes explored by academic colleagues across a wide range of research activities.
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Participation Requests in Scotland: Empowering communities?
This project specifically researched Participation Requests, a new legislative tool to enable a community group or body to request to be part of decision-making processes that seek to make improvements to public services.
Restorative Justice in Scotland
This research has focused on understanding the nature and effects of using restorative justice in Scotland.
The Culture and Communities Mapping Project
Social Work: The Culture and Communities Mapping Project uses open data and participatory mapping to locate cultural and artistic spaces in the city.
The dynamics of a recovery oriented mental health approach in northern India
Set in rural and urban communities of the state of Uttarakhand in north India, this project will co-develop a culturally relevant visual tool for recovery with community members with psycho-social disability.