Research interests include mental health, adult support and protection, adult care law policy and practice, and social work education. I am currently exploring whether devolution in the UK is creating different practice environments for frontline workers which then leads to variable practice in promoting the wider social rights of people with disabilities beyond basic assessment and service provision. More specfically in relation to adults at risk of harm, to what extent are the different mental health and mental capacity laws are leading to different responses to risk, autonomy and supported decsion -making. Most recently I have used participative methods to work with practitioners and services users as co-researchers to explore how Scottish adult safeguarding legislation is working in practice.
- Exploring the place of values in the new social work degree.
Funded by: I R I S S
- An assessment of the operation of the Named Person role and its interaction with other forms of patient representation
PI: Ms Kathryn Mackay
Funded by: Scottish Government - General