• 156 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
20052019

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Trish McCulloch is a Reader 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, research and knowledge exchange activity straddles criminal justice and professional learning and is grounded in ideas of voice, co-production and social change.  Current and recent research projects include an exploration of 'user' experiences of justice; a five year longitudinal study of the Experiences of Newly Qualified Social Workers, and a national study of Public Perceptions of Social Services.   

Trish is Vice Chair of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR) and is a member of the Joint Universities Committee Social Work Education Scotland.  Trish is also active in a number of consultancy roles, including, recently, with: Scottish Government, Northern Irish Social Care Council, Social Work Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Open University.

Teaching

  • Criminal and Community Justice
  • Social Policy & Policy Development
  • Research Methods
  • Doctoral Supervision

Research

Research Funding

  • Scottish Government, 2018-. Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice.
  • Scottish Social Service Council, 2016-2021. Newly Qualified Social Workers, 5 year research study.
  • Social Work Scotland, 2018, Criminal Justice: Exploring gender
  • 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

Award Date: 1 Jan 2014

Master of Social Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Master of Science, University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 1 Jan 1999

Master of Arts, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997

External positions

Vice Chair, Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation, Scottish Government

Dec 2018 → …

Member of JUC-SWEC Scotland

Jul 2018 → …

Co-Chair of Scottish Review of Social Work Education

Sep 20152017

Chair of Scottish Heads of Social Work Group

Jun 2015Jun 2018

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

Mar 20152016

Panel Member, Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation

Nov 2014Dec 2018

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences (General)

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Projects

Research Output

  • 156 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 9 Commissioned report
  • 7 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Paper

Co-producing outcomes with service users in the penal system

McCulloch, T., Sep 2019, The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. ugwudike, P., Graham, H., McNeill, F., Raynor, P., Taxman, F. & Trotter, C. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 492-501

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

Impact of the Transition Support Service on young people's transitions: Perspectives of young people and significant others

Greenaway, L., Jindal-Snape, D., Barron, I. & McCulloch, T., 3 Jul 2019, Dundee. 56 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

What the Public Think about Social Services: A Report from Scotland

McCulloch, T. & Webb, S., 5 Sep 2019, In : British Journal of Social Work. 21 p., bcz090.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

    Mcculloch, T. & Taylor, S., Dec 2018, In : British Journal of Social Work. 48, 8, p. 2272-2290 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    17 Downloads (Pure)

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

    McCulloch, T., 22 Jun 2018, In : Practice: Social Work in Action. 30, 4, p. 227-237 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    82 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    Social Work Scotland (External organisation)

    Patricia McCulloch (Chair)
    Mar 2018 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    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

    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

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

    Patricia McCulloch (Speaker)
    13 Jun 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Thesis