Levy, Susan

Dr

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19952020

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Susan Levy is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, in the School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee.  Susan’s undergraduate degree and PhD were in Social Geography at the University of St Andrews. She proceeded to work at the University of St Andrews, as well as Edinburgh and the Open University before joining the University of Dundee in 2007. 

Susan is the Athena SWAN lead for the School of Education and Social Work and led the School's successful application for a Bronze Award. 

Susan is the Social Work Admissions Tutor and Erasmus lead.

 

Research

 Areas of research:

  • Social justice, wellbeing and the inclusion of marginalized groups, particularly in the context of disability, gender and cultural diversity.
  • The use of arts in social work as a methodology for relationship based practice and access to community arts based practice.
  • International and transnational social work.

Recent Funded Projects:

2018, Social Work Scotland: Social Care in Scottish Prisons, Principal Investigator (PI), working with Dr Fiona Kumari-Campbell, Dr Lynn Kelly and Dr Fernando Fernandes.

2017-18, Health Improvement Scotland: Arts Practice for developing Communication and Agency with People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities, Artlink, Edinburgh. Principal Investigator (PI), working with Dr Hannah Young.

2015-16, Scottish Social Services Council: Review of Social Work Education Report: How can universities best select the right people for social work programmes? PI: Prof. Viv Cree, with Dr Gary Clapton, Dr Susan Levy and Dr Richard Ingram.

2014, Glasgow Centre for Population Health: A Review of Evidence Relating to the Impacts of Arts and Culture on Health and Wellbeing. PI: Prof Divya Jindal-Snape with Prof Thilo Kroll, Dr Jacqui Morris, Prof Dan Davies, Dr Ros Scott, Dr Susan Levy and Chris Kelly.

2013-14, Scottish Funding Council: Inclusive Music – evaluating the impact of Paragon’s Play On inclusive music programme on the lives of young people with additional support needs and their families. PI: Dr Susan Levy with Anna Robb and Prof Divya Jindal-Snape.

Teaching

Susan teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level on social work programmes and supervises doctoral students

  • social policy
  • critical disability studies
  • health and social care integration
  • social inclusion and social justice
  • user involvement in social work education
  • creative practice and the arts in social work
  • qualitative methodologies

 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 1 Jan 2002

Master of Arts, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 1 Jan 1994

External positions

Editorial Board Member, European Journal of Social Work

2019 → …

Editorial Board Member, Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal

2018 → …

Editorial Board Member, ALTER European Journal of Disability Studies

2018 → …

External Examiner, University of Chichester

1 Sep 2017 → …

External Examiner, University of Bradford

20152019

Board of Directors, Independance, Glasgow

2014 → …

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Projects

Research Output

Accessibility and Advocacy in Health Humanities

Levy, S., 11 Mar 2020, The Routledge Companion to Health Humanities 1st Edition. Crawford, P., Brown, B. & Charise, A. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge

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  • Outcomes focused user involvement in social work education: applying knowledge to practice

    Levy, S., Aiton, R., Doig, J., Dow, J. P. L., Brown, S., Hunter, L. & McNeil, R., 28 Feb 2018, Service User Involvement in Social Work Education. McLaughlin, H., Duffy, J., McKeever, B. & Sadd, J. (eds.). London: Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Recreating the Social Work Imagination: embedding the arts within Scottish Social Work

    Levy, S., 2018, Art in Social Work Practice: Theory and Practice: International Perspectives. Huss, E. & Bos, E. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 44 56 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    European Association of Schools of Social Work Conference Madrid 2019

    Lynn Kelly (Speaker), Susan Levy (Contributor), Fiona Kumari Campbell (Contributor)
    6 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    European Journal of Social Work (Journal)

    Susan Levy (Editorial board member)
    2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    European Conference on Social Work Research

    Susan Levy (Participant)
    10 Apr 201912 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Making Connections: partnership working with service users in social work education and byond

    Susan Levy (Organiser)
    17 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Review of Disability Studies: International Journal (Journal)

    Susan Levy (Editorial board member)
    2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Press / Media

    Scottish Contemporary Art Network call for visual art recognition

    Susan Levy

    20/05/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    A New Vision for Social Care in Prison

    Susan Levy

    15/04/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Thesis

    Curating Curiosity: an exploration of visual art experiences and self-identity formation through the voices of young children

    Author: Robb, A., 2019

    Supervisor: Jindal-Snape, D. (Supervisor) & Levy, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Impact of School System, Teaching and Assessment on Female Students' Dropout in Nepal

    Author: Dahal, T. P., 2019

    Supervisor: Topping, K. (Supervisor) & Levy, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Education

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    Reflections on Experiences of Loss in People with Profound Learning Disabilities : Promoting Sensory Therapeutic Practice

    Author: Young, H. B., 2017

    Supervisor: Kelly, T. (Supervisor) & Levy, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy