Department of Social Work and Social Care

Seminars and speakers: current term

ESW Open Research Seminars

The School of Education and Social Work hosts seminars throughout the academic year in term time which are open for anyone to attend. Advance booking is generally not necessary and entrance is free. Refreshments are always served.

It is sometimes possible to participate in our seminars remotely. Where this service is available, login details will be shown at the bottom of the promo posters. Seminars might also be recorded (with the speakers' permission) for retrospective viewing. When this happens, links to recordings will be shown on this page. See also our Seminar Archive to view recordings of seminars from previous years.


Date: Tuesday 14 May, 2019
Time: 4.30-6pm
Venue: Room G22, Jubilee Building
Host: Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR)
Speaker: Dr Rich Moth, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Science, Liverpool Hope University
Title: Traps, Gaps and Benefits Distress: The harmful psychosocial impacts of welfare reform for claimants with mental health needs

Date: Monday 20 May, 2019
Time: 12-1pm
Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room, Essex House
Host: Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)
Speaker: Arianne Shahvisi, Lecturer in Ethics and Medical Humanities, Brighton & Sussex Medical School
Title: Disclosing Moral and Political Views in the Higher Education Classroom

Date: Tuesday 4 June, 2019
Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: Room G36, Jubilee
Host: Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)
Speaker: Carole Leathwood,  Professor Emerita, London Metropolitan University & Dr Barbara Read, Reader - Educational Leadership & Policy, School of Education, University of Glasgow
Title: Academic Casualisation and Temporal Disjunctions: Short-termism, teaching and pedagogy

Date: Wednesday 5 June, 2019
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: Room G31, Jubilee
Host: Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)
Speaker: Dr Christine Smith, University of Suffolk
Title: Developing Pedagogic Research in Higher Education

Date: Thursday 13 June, 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Venue: Room 317, Silverstone
Host: Centre for Teaching and Learning Research (CTLR)
Speaker: Dr Nupur Samuel, Assistant Professor, Centre for English Language Education, Ambedkar University, Delhi
Title: English in India: Politics of inclusion and disinclusion

Date: Monday 17 June 2019
Room G31, Jubilee
Host: Centre for Innovation and Research in Childhood and Youth (CIRCY)
Speaker: Dr Maria Moscati, Lecturer in Family Law & Co-director of the Centre for Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH), University of Sussex
Title: “Hey-ho Let’s Go! Are you Sure I am Happy?” Children, Law and Happiness

Date: Tuesday 18 June, 2019
Time: tbc
Host: Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR)
Speaker: Dr Karen Winter, Queen's University, Belfast
Title: tbc

Date: Tuesday 9 July, 2019
Time: 12.30-5pm
Hosts: Centre for Social Work Innovation and Research (CSWIR)
Speakers: tbc
Title: ('Recurrent Removals' Symposium)