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McCulloch, Trish

Dr

  • 133 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20052018
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Trish McCulloch is a senior lecturer and Social Work Lead in the School of Education and Social Work.  Trish joined the University in 2003, having previously worked as a social worker within youth and adult justice settings.  Her  teaching and research activity lies principally in criminal justice social work and criminal justice sanctions, with a particular interest in participatory, community and progressive approaches.  Recent writing and research has focussed on questions of participation, co-production, compliance, desistance and the social and community contexts of change.   Trish's Doctoral research employed a participatory research design to explore the place and potential of co-production in the criminal justice context.

Trish is currently active in the following roles:

  • Chair of the Scottish Heads of Social Work Education Group
  • Co-chair of the Scottish Review of Social Work Education
  • Member of the Social Work Services Strategic Forum (Scotland)
  • Appointed member of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR)
  • Member of the National Strategy for Community Justice steering group
  • Member of the ESC working group on Community Sanctions
  • Chair of a local community charity

In recent years Trish has also acted in a consultancy role with the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, Falkirk City Council, and the Open University.

Teaching

  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Social Policy & Policy Development
  • Research Methods
  • Doctoral Supervision

Research

Research Funding

  • Scottish Government, 2018-. Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice.
  • Social Work Scotland, 2018-, Criminal Justice: Exploring gender
  • Scottish Social Service Council, 2016-2021. Newly Qualified Social Workers, 5 year research study.
  • Social Work Scotland, 2016. What the public think about Scottish social services and why.
  • Scottish Universities Insight Insitute, 2015-2016. Creating Spaces for Change Knowledge Exchange project.
  • Scottish Social Services Council, 2015-2016.   An Integrated Learning Model for Social Work Education.
  • Scottish Social Services Council 2015-16. Philosophies of Learning in Social Work Education in Scotland.
  • Scottish Social Services Council 2015-16. Should qualifying social work education have a core curriculum?
  • Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research
  • Scottish Government
  • Dundee City Council, Justice Services
  • Dundee City Council, Children's Services

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee

Master of Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Master of Arts, University of Aberdeen

External positions

Co-Chair of Scottish Review of Social Work Education

Sep 2015 → …

Chair of Scottish Heads of Social Work Group

Jun 2015 → …

Member of National Strategy for Community Justice Steering Group, Scottish Government

Mar 2015 → …

Member of Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation

Nov 2014Nov 2017

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Research Output 2005 2018

  • 133 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 12 Article
  • 8 Commissioned report
  • 6 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Paper

Becoming a Social Worker: Realising a Shared Approach to Professional Learning?

Mcculloch, T. & Taylor, S., 9 Feb 2018, In : British Journal of Social Work. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Work
social worker
social work
Learning
Scotland

Education for the Crossroads? A Short History of Social Work Education

McCulloch, T., 22 Jun 2018, In : Practice: Social Work in Action. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social work
history
education
learning
social change

Social work education in Scotland: A (hi-)story in two halves

McCulloch, T., 2018, Social Work in a Changing Scotland. Cree, V. E. & Smith, M. (eds.). Routledge, (Student Social Work).

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

civil society
justice
referendum
deliberation
correctional institution

Rethinking Criminal Justice in Scotland

McCulloch, T. & Smith, M., 2017, Scotland 2021. Barrow, S. & Small, M. (eds.). Edinburgh: Bella Caledonia/Ekklesia, p. 161-166 6 p.

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

Activities 2014 2018

Social Work Scotland (External organisation)

Patricia McCulloch (Chair)
Mar 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

What the public think of Scottish social services and why: Key findings

Patricia McCulloch (Speaker)
7 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

What the public think about Scottish social services and why: Key findings

Patricia McCulloch (Invited speaker), Stephen Webb (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

External reviewer

Patricia McCulloch (Examiner)
2017

Activity: Examination typesExamination

DCA Film screening and Q & A with director Lou McLoughlan: 16 Years Till Summer

Trish McCulloch (Contributor)
15 Jan 2017

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar