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Social Work Education, Research and Practice in turbulent times

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The Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference is the UK's only conference covering the whole of the social work field. This year’s we welcome you to Glasgow city centre hosted by the School of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Strathclyde


Dates: 15th and 16th June 2023

Venue: University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre (TIC) 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD.


Our theme acknowledges the vital role that social work played during the pandemic and will continue to play as we confront the ongoing challenges of Covid-19, coupled with global conflict, the economic crisis, political change and unrest across the UK and beyond.  A flexible and more diverse social work profession that challenges injustice and discrimination is required to respond to social problems in times of crisis.  Our aim is to celebrate good practice while encouraging a renewed commitments to  more radical and critical Social Work that has activism at its centre.  We also acknowledge the impact of dealing with ongoing crisis on the profession and its workforce and we aim to showcase work that promotes the wellbeing of the profession.



Local Organising Committee:

  • Prof Trish Hafford-Letchfield

  • Prof Neil Quinn

  • Dr Gillian MacIntyre

  • Donna Thomson

  • Dr Janet Melville-Wiseman, JUCSWEC