Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research


2023/24 Events


CSWIR Members Event

Thursday 25 January 3:00-4:30pm

Jubilee G31, University of Sussex (AccessAble Information, including directions)

This meet-up will include: 

As well as: 

  • CSWIR 2024 Plans and Priorities Update 
  • Connect and Reconnect opportunity with the CSWIR member community
  • Tea and biscuits!

Please register here so we have an idea of numbers: https://forms.gle/nbXjimrxvSNiKaaW9.



Thinking Through Family: Narratives of Care Experienced 

Date: Thursday 14 December 
Time: 4:30-6pm 
Venue: Woodland 3, The Student Centre, University of Sussex 

CIRCY and CSWIR celebrated the launch of Professor Janet Boddy’s new book: ‘Thinking Through Family: Narratives of Care Experienced Lives’. 

Discussants: Rosie Canning (University of Southampton) and Professor Ros Edwards (University of Southampton). 

PhD Seminar (with University of Melbourne and Helsinki Practice Research Centre)

Date: Wednesday 15 November, 2023
Time: 9-10am (BST), Online 

Hosted by the 5+1 Practice Research Collaboration, University of Melbourne, the Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research, University of Sussex and the Helsinki Practice Research Centre, Finland, three postgraduate researchers presented their recent findings and engaged in dicussions lead by centre leads, inlcuding CSWIR's Gillian Ruch. 

SWIRLS/CSWIR: The Importance of Lived Experience in Social Work,18 October

Date: Wednesday 18 October, 2023
Time: 9am (BST)

This public event, presented with the Social Work Innovation Research Living Space (SWIRLS) at Flinders University in South Australia was an ‘in conversation with’ style event, where we discussed how the voices of consumers in the health and welfare sector is well established and increasingly important in the implementation of services. There is a growing movement in hearing the voices of people with lived experience to influence social work practice, education and research. This webinar included panel members from the UK and South Australia to share their experiences and make recommendations for the way forward.

You can watch the dicussion on the SWIRLS YouTube channel: SWIRLS and CSWIR: The importance of lived experience in social work