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Smith, Mark

Professor

  • 480 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20042019
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Personal profile

Teaching

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). My current teaching is around policy development. I have broader teaching interests is residential child care, ethics and social work theory and a particular interest in professional education.

Biography

I was a practitioner and manager in residential child care settings for almost 20 years before entering academia. My first academic post was at the University of Strathclyde, where I set up and taught a Masters programme in residential child care. In 2005, I moved to the University of Edinburgh as lecturer, and subsequently, senior lecturer, in social work. I served as head of social work there from 2013 - 2017. I joined the University of Dundee as Professor of Social Work in 2017.

Research

I have a broad range of research and writing interests. I have published three books on residential child care and an edited volume on moral panics. An edited text (with Viv Cree), 'Social Work in a Changing Scotland' was published early in 2018. My research interests lie in the areas of care and upbringing, social pedagogy, social work ethics and theorising social work. I have a particular current interest in historical abuse in residential child care.

I would be interested in supervising PhDs in any of the above areas, or more broadly, through negotiation.

Education/Academic qualification

20152016

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

20072013

Master of Education, University of Edinburgh

19871991

University of Stirling

19851987

Master of Arts, University of St Andrews

Oct 1977Jul 1981

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Research Output 2004 2019

Social pedagogy and its relevance for Scottish social welfare

Smith, M. & Monteux, S., 5 Jun 2019, Glasgow: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. 16 p. (Insights: A Series of Evidence Summaries; no. 49)

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
File
social pedagogy
social welfare
education
pedagogics
child care

The politics and ethics of research into ‘wicked’ social problems: The case of Jimmy Savile at Duncroft

Smith, M., 1 Apr 2019, Designing and Conducting Research in Social Science, Health and Social Care. McSweeney, F. & Williams, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Taylor & Francis, 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Social Problems
moral philosophy
politics
economic research
reflexivity

Ethics for Social Work

Smith, M., 1 Mar 2018, Social Work in a Changing Scotland. Cree, V. E. & Smith, M. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, (Student Social Work).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Introduction

Smith, M. & Cree, V. E., 1 Mar 2018, Social Work in a Changing World. Smith, M. & Cree, V. E. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, (Student Social Work).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Relationship-based practice: emergent themes in social work literature

Ingram, R. & Smith, M., 26 Jan 2018, United Kingdom: Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services. 16 p. (IRISS Insights; no. 41)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
social work
literature