Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director, SCWRU
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Jo joined the Unit in 2002 from the National Institute of Social Work. As her publications record illustrates, her research activities span a number of areas. These include workforce recruitment and retention, education and training, especially social work education, support for family carers, dementia, service user involvement, ethnicity and ageing.
Jo is particularly interested in the translation of research into practice. As well authoring resources aimed at summarising research findings for practitioners, Jo blogs regularly for the Social Care Elf which aims to critically appraise recent social care findings in an accessible way.
She is currently working on a variety of Unit projects that draw on her expertise, including the Longitudinal Care Work Study and an evaluation of the MTM Signs of Safety approach.
In 2015 she completed a literature review of social work effectiveness in adult services which is assisting the Chief Social Worker for Adults in developing her strategy for social work with adults.
She has been the Innovative Practice Editor of the international journal Dementia since it started publication and many of the interventions and service developments that she featured in this section have now entered mainstream practice.
Jo is a Fellow of the NIHR School for Social Care Research.
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