Resources and Publications

Research Outputs by Year

Note: a complete list of publications for each member of staff can be found on their staff profile or in the University of Bedfordshire Repository


  • Fisher, M. (2020). From research question to practice research methodology. In L. Joubert & M. Webber (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Social Work Practice Research (pp. 43–56). London.

  • Hughes, M., Tilbury, C., Bigby, C., & Fisher, M. (2020). Using Grey Literature in the Human Services: Perspectives of Australian Research End Users. Advances in Social Work and Social Welfare, accepted.

  • Munro, E.R. and Simkiss, D. (2020) Transitions from care to adulthood: messages to inform practice.  Paediatrics and Child Health. 30, 5, 175-180.

  • Bostock, L., Patrizo, L., Godfrey, T. & Forrester, D. (2019) What is the impact of supervision on direct practice families? Children and Youth Services Review, 105, 104-428. 
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  • Bostock, L., Patrizo, L., Godfrey, T., Munro, E.R. & Forrester, D. (2019) How do we assess the quality of group supervision? Developing a coding framework, Children and Youth Services Review, 100, 515-524.
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  • Munro, E.R. (2019) Reflections on upholding the rights of youth leaving out of home care. In V. Mann-Feder and M. Goyette (eds.) Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Bostock, L., Lynch, A., Newlands, F. and Forrester, D. (2018) 'Diffusion theory and multi-disciplinary working in children’s services', Journal of Integrated Care, 26 (2), pp.120-129.
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  • Firmin C, Abbott M (2018) 'A route to safety: using bus boarding data to identify roles for transport providers within contextual safeguarding systems', Children & Society, 32 (5), pp.381-392.
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  • Forrester D., Westlake D., Killian M., Antonopoulou V., McCann M., Thomas R., Waits C., Whittaker C.,& Hutchison D. (2018) 'A randomized controlled trial of training in Motivational Interviewing for child protection.', Children and Youth Services Review, 88 (), pp.180-190.
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  • Hutchinson A.J. (2018) 'Research evidence to inform strengths-based policy and practice: mapping the coping strategies of young women in Mozambique', British Journal of Social Work, (), pp.-.
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  • Lloyd J. (2018) 'Abuse through sexual image sharing in schools: response and responsibility', Gender and Education, (), pp.-.
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  • Lynch A, Newlands F, Forrester D. (2018) 'What does empathy sound like in social work communication? A mixed‐methods study of empathy in child protection social work practice', Child and Family Social Work, (), pp.-.
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  • Munro, E. and Zonouzi, M. (2018). Re-imagining social care services in co-production with disabled parents. Luton: University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Wilkins,D. and Antonopoulou, V. (2018) 'What does supervision help with? A survey of 315 social workers in the UK', Practice : a quarterly journal for social workers.
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  • Wilkins D. and Whittaker, C. (2018). Doing Child-Protection Social Work with Parents: What Are the Barriers in Practice? British Journal of Social Work.
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  • Allnock D (2017) 'Memorable life events and disclosure of child sexual abuse: possibilities and challenges across diverse contexts', Families, Relationships and Societies 6 (2) 185-200.
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  • Bateman, T. (2017) 'The State of youth justice 2017: an overview of trends and developments'. London: National Association for Youth Justice.
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  • Bostock L et al (2017) 'Scaling and deepening Reclaiming Social Work model'. London: Department for Education.
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  • Braye S, Orr D, Preston-Shoot M (2017) 'Autonomy and protection in self-neglect work: the ethical complexity of decision-making', Ethics and Social Welfare 11 (4) 320-335.
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  • Firmin C. (2017) 'Contextual risk, individualised responses: an assessment of safeguarding responses to nine cases of peer-on-peer abuse.', Child Abuse Review 27 (1) 42-57.
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  • Firmin C (2017) 'Contextualizing case reviews: a methodology for developing systemic safeguarding practices', Child and Family Social Work 23 (1) 45-52.
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  • Firmin, C (2017) 'From genograms to peer-group mapping: introducing peer relationships into social work assessment and intervention', Families, Relationships and Societies.
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  • Forrester, D., Lynch, A., Bostock, L., Newlands, F., Cary, A. and Preston, B. (2017) 'Family safeguarding Hertfordshire'. London: Department for Education.
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  • Hutchinson A, Waterhouse P, March-McDonald J, Neal S, Ingham R (2017) 'Understanding processes of risk and protection that shape the sexual and reproductive health of young women affected by conflict: the price of protection', Conflict and Health, 11 (15), pp.1-13.
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  • Hynes P (2017) 'Trust and mistrust in the lives of forcibly displaced women and children', Families, Relationships and Societies, 6 (2), pp.219-238.
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  • Kohli RKS, Kaukko M (2017) 'The management of time and waiting by unaccompanied asylum-seeking girls in Finland', Journal of Refugee Studies, (), pp.-.
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  • Lloyd J (2017) '‘You’re not big, you’re just in Asia’: expatriate embodiment and emotional experiences of size in Singapore', Social and Cultural Geography, (), pp.-.
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  • McCann, M. and Wadd, S. (2017) ''Wet' care homes for older people with refractory alcohol problems: a qualitative study'. London: Alcohol Research UK.
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  • Orr D, Preston-Shoot M, Braye S (2017) 'Meaning in hoarding: perspectives of people who hoard on clutter, culture and agency', Anthropology and Medicine.
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  • Penhale B, Brammer A, Morgan P, Kingston P, Preston-Shoot M (2017) 'The Care Act 2014: a new legal framework for safeguarding adults in civil society : Special edition editorial', The Journal of Adult Protection 19 (4) 169-174.
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  • Preston-Shoot M (2017) 'On self-neglect and safeguarding adult reviews: diminishing returns or adding value?', The Journal of Adult Protection 19 (2) 53-66.
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  • Thomas R., D'Arcy K (2017) 'Combatting child sexual exploitation with young people and parents: contributions to a twenty-first century family support agenda', British Journal of Social Work, 47 (6), pp.1686-1703.
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  • Wadd, S., Dutton, M. (2017) 'Accessibility and suitability of residential alcohol treatment for older adults'. : Alcohol Research UK.
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  • Wadd, S., Holley-Moore, G., Riaz, A., Jones, R. (2017) 'Calling time: addressing ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research'. : Drink Wise, Age Well.
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  • Wilkins D (2017) 'Does reflective supervision have a future in English local authority child and family social work?', Journal of children's services 12 (2-3), pp.164-173.
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  • Wilkins, D, Antonopoulou, V. (2017) 'How not to observe social workers in practice', Social Work Education 36 (7), pp.837-843.
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  • Wilkins D, Jones R (2017) 'Simulating supervision: how do managers respond to a crisis?', European Journal of Social Work 21 (3) 454-466.
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  • Beckett, H., Walker, J. (2016) 'Child sexual exploitation: definition and practitioner briefing paper'. Edinburgh: Scottish Government.
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  • Preston-Shoot, M. (2016) 'Towards explanations for the findings of serious case reviews: understanding what happens in self-neglect work'. The Journal of Adult Protection, 18 (3).
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  • Warrington, C. et al (2016) 'Making noise: children’s voices for positive change after sexual abuse'. Luton: University of Bedfordshire/ Office of Children’s Commissioner.
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  • Beckett, H., Warrington, C., Ackerley, E., Allnock, D. (2015) 'Children's voices: children and young people’s perspectives on the police’s role in safeguarding: a report for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies': University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Beckett, H., Warrington, C. (2015) 'Making justice work : experiences of criminal justice for children and young people affected by sexual exploitation as victims and witnesses'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Cosis-Brown, H., Sebba, J., Luke, N. (2015) 'The recruitment, assessment, support and supervision of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender foster carers: An international literature review' Oxford: The Rees Centre, Oxford University.
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  • Dance, Cherilyn (2015) 'Finding the right match: a survey of approved adopters’ experiences of agency support in the linking and matching process': Report to AdoptionLink, Luton, University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Factor, F., Pitts, J., & Bateman, T. (2015) 'Gang-involved young people: custody and beyond: a practitioner's guide'. Beyond Youth Custody Partnership, NACRO.
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  • Factor, F., Pitts, J., & Bateman, T. (2015) 'Gang-involved young people: custody and beyond'. Beyond Youth Custody Partnership, NACRO.
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  • Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2015). 'How do good social work managers promote staff wellbeing?' Community Care Resource, Community Care.
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  • Harris, J., Roker, D. and D’Arcy, K. (2015) 'SEFA Hub and Spoke Evaluation - year two progress report and interim findings 2014-15': University of Bedfordshire/Bromley Trust.
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  • Bray, S, Orr, D, Preston-Shoot M (2015) 'Self-neglect policy and practice: key research messages'. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence
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  • Braye, S., Orr, D., Preston-Shoot, M., (2015) 'Self-neglect policy and practice: research messages for managers' London: Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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  • Bateman, T., Hazel, N. (2014) 'Resettlement of girls and young women: research report'. UK: Beyond Youth Custody.
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  • Beckett, H., Warrington, C. (2014) 'Suffering in silence: children and unreported crime': Victim Support/University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Beckett, H., Firmin, C., Hynes, P., Pearce, J. (2014) 'Tackling child sexual exploitation: a study of current practice in London'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Brodie, I. (2014) 'Running away, going missing and sexual exploitation', in Rahilly, T., Hendry, E. (ed(s).). Promoting the wellbeing of children in care: messages from research, London: NSPCC pp.194-216.
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  • Brown, H.C., Sebba, J., & Luke, N. (2014) 'The role of the supervising social worker in foster care: an international literature review'. Rees Centre, University of Oxford.
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  • Kohli, R.K.S., Connolly, H., Beckett, H. (2014) 'By their side and on their side: reviewing the evidence for guardianship for separated children in Northern Ireland'
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  • Sharapov, K. (2014) 'Giving us the ‘Biggest Bang for the Buck’ (or Not): Anti-trafficking government funding in Ukraine and the United Kingdom' Anti-Trafficking Review 3
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  • Allnock, D., Miller, P. (2013) 'No one noticed, no one heard: a study of disclosures of childhood abuse'. London, NSPCC.
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  • Beckett, H with Brodie, I; Factor, F; Melrose, M; Pearce, J; Pitts, J; Shuker, L and Warrington, C. (2013) '"It's wrong - but you get used to it" : a qualitative study of gang-associated sexual violence towards, and exploitation of, young people in England'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Forrester, D. et al (2013) 'Reclaiming social work? an evaluation of systemic units as an approach to delivering children’s services'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2013) 'The importance of emotional resilience for staff and students in the “helping” professions'. Higher Education Academy Research Briefing.
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  • Crawley, H., Kohli, R. (2013) 'She endures with me. an evaluation of the Scottish Guardianship Service Pilot'. Scottish Government.
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  • Shuker, L. (2013) 'Evaluation of Barnardo’s Safe Accommodation Project for sexually exploited and trafficked young people'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Beckett, H. et al (2012) 'Research into gang-associated sexual exploitation and sexual violence'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Wade, J., Sirriyeh, A., Kohli, R., Simmonds, J. (2012) 'Fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people : creating a family life across a “world of difference"'. British Association for Adoption & Fostering.
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  • Beckett, H. (2011) 'Ethical statement : research into gang-associated sexual violence and exploitation'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Francis, J., Fisher, M., Rutter, D. (2011) 'Reablement: a cost-effective route to better outcomes'. Social Care Institute for Excellence.
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  • Jago, S. et al (2011) 'What's going on to safeguard children and young people from sexual exploitation? how local partnerships respond to child sexual exploitation'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Melrose, M., Waqar, M., Randhawa, G. (2011) 'Hard times: young people’s and young parents’ experiences of living through poverty in Luton'. University of Bedfordshire.
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  • Wadd, S. et al (2011) 'Working with older drinkers'. University of Bedfordshire.
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