ESWRA Award winners



General Award: ‘Digital Relationality, Rights, Resilience: Conceptualising a Digital Social Ecology for Children’s Birth Family Relationships When in Care or Adopted’ Mandi MacDonald

Doctoral Award: ‘Agile Emotion Practices: Findings from an Ethnographic Study of Children and Families Social Work’ Louise O'Connor


General Award: ‘Social work and child protection for a post-pandemic world: the re-making of practice during COVID-19 and its renewal beyond it’ Harry Ferguson, Laura Kelly, Sarah Pink

Doctoral Award: The research circle as a strategy for developing knowledge about children’s participation in child welfare service Merete Tunestveit


General Award: ‘Growing Older in Social Work: Perspective on Systems of Support to Extend Working Lives—Findings from a UK Survey’. Dr Paula McFadden, Ulster University for the article

Doctoral Award:Service users' perspectives of social treatment in social service departments in Israel: Differences between standard and povertyaware treatments’ Dr. Aila Brand Levi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, for the article ‘


General Award: ‘Findings from a longitudinal qualitative study of child protection social workers’ retention: job embeddedness, professional confidence and staying narratives’ The British Journal of Social Work, advance internet edition Kenneth Burns, Alastair Christie and Siobhan O’Sullivan (2019)

Doctoral Award: ‘Child Welfare Inequalities in a Time of Rising Numbers of Children Entering Out-of-Home Care. British Journal of Social Work’. pp.1-17 Elliott. M. 2019


General Award:The contested concept of vulnerability – a literature review’, European Journal of Social Work, DOI: Elina Virokannas, Suvi Liuski & Marjo Kuronen (2018) 


No Doctoral winner in this year


General Award: "You won't take away my children!" Families' participation in Child Protection. Lessons since best practice” Children and Youth Services Review, 82, 214-221. Serbati,(2017).

Doctoral Award“Engaging parents with parenting programmes: relationship building in initial telephone calls” awarded to Jon Symonds, University of Bristol, UK


Doctoral Award: 'How do social work novices and experts solve professional problems? A micro-analysis of epistemic activities and the use of evidence’ European Journal of Social Work, Prof. Dr. Christian Ghanem, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany


Doctoral AwardNut clusters and crisps: Atrocity stories and co-narration in interviews with approved mental health professionals’, Sociology of Health & Illness 37(7), 2015, pp.1072-1085.Dr Lisa Morriss, Lancaster University, UK.

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