Archive for December 3, 2015

Social Work research shines at major national Social Work conference


A team of colleagues and students from the Social Work Directorate shared their knowledge and expertise at the Joint Social Work Education Conference 2015.

The theme of the three-day conference this year was ‘Social Work Education and Research Across Boundaries’.

Among their contributions was a presentation outlining the creation of Salford Social Work Network (SSWN) – a student group committed to compassion and social justice in social work.


Research study into acupuncture for pregnant women

Jeanne Lythgoe’s study the ‘Experiences of pregnant women receiving acupuncture from midwives’ using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) involved participants attending a local midwifery acupuncture clinic, one of the very few NHS clinics in the UK.. Using IPA enabled Jeanne to capture the women’s individual stories, providing context and helping to explain the physical, psychological and social effects of acupuncture as a treatment in pregnancy.


Lecturer in TV Production scoops RTS award

Sleeping Lions – a short drama factually produced by Salford lecturer Julia Berg – scooped a top Royal Television Society (RTS) award at a ceremony in Manchester last month.

1448963389-batarstudentswithbethhewittandjuliabergatrts2015Julia, from the BA TV and Radio programme, was factual producer of the film, which was made for BBC2 by Libra Television and David & Goliath.

It won the prestigious Best Production (Craft) trophy at the RTS North West Awards 2015, beating Cucumber (Red Productions for Channel 4),Newzoids (Factory/Citrus TV for ITV) and Peter Kay’s Car Share(Goodnight Vienna Productions for BBC One). 


Professor Philip Brown appointed Director of Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research

Phil-BrownProfessor Philip Brown has been appointed Director for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research at the University of Salford. In his new role, Philip will be responsible for operationalising the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences’ research plans, with a specific focus on projects, publications and professional development. He will also continue in his role as Director of the Sustainable Housing & Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU).

Commenting on his new role, Philip said ‘This is an exciting time to be involved in research at the University of Salford. The School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences is home to world-leading research across a number of fields. As well as obvious talent and expertise there is abundant enthusiasm and passion for making the research that is undertaken within the University matter for policy, people and place. I am proud to play a part in helping realise this ambition.’