Dr Mary Baginsky joined King's in September 2013, and continued research started while in the Children's Workforce Development Council into the progression of the first two cohorts of the Step Up to Social Work programme.
Since then she has led the evaluation of two projects in the English Innovation Programme – MTM’s Signs of Safety project across ten English local authorities and the introduction of the New Orleans Intervention Model into a London Borough. She also led a small team that conducted a scoping review of fostering research commissioned by the Department for Education to inform its fostering stocktake.
At the present time she is working on an ESRC project - Supporting and Engaging Schools in Decision-making and Multi-agency Working for the Protection and Safeguarding of Children; evaluating the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership and preparing to work on the evaluation of two of the Wave Two Innovation Programme projects – the next stage of the MTM Signs of Safety project and Firstline.
In the past year she has presented papers at conferences in the UK, Hong Kong and Denmark. She convenes the Contemporary Issues and Debates in Social Work Education, Research and Practice seminar series.
Mary has held positions in academic, public, voluntary and independent and private sectors. She has worked in and with government departments and agencies in the United Kingdom and overseas, local authorities and partnerships, higher education institutions, charities and service providers.
Before coming to the Unit Dr Baginsky was:
- Professional Adviser on Research and Evaluation at Department for Education
- Assistant Director at Children’s Workforce Development Council
- Head of Research at Children’s Workforce Development Council
- Senior Consultant at GHK Consulting
- Senior Research Officer at NSPCC
During this time she was also seconded to:
- Department for Education and Skills to conduct the evaluation of the role of Investigation and Referral Support Consultants
- Social Science Research Unit, Institute of Education, University of London to work on strategic options
- Department for Children, Schools and Families to support the work of the Social Work Task Force
Dr Baginsky was also a 2013 Churchill Fellow examining approaches to social work training in USA, Canada and Europe.
Mary Baginsky: ORCID iD | Research Profile at King's
Baginsky, M., 23 May 2022, In: Journal of Social Work. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1177/14680173221101244
Hood, R., Abbott, S., Nilsson, D., Baginsky, M. & Dimond, C., 31 Mar 2022, London: What Works Centre for Children's Social Care. 76 p. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-review
Baginsky, M., 5 May 2022, London: NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce, The Policy Institute, King's College London. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.18742/pub01-081
Ixer, G., Manthorpe, J. & Baginsky, M., 29 Apr 2022, The Routledge Handbook of Field Work Education in Social Work: A Critical Review of Practice Education in England. Baikady, R., S. M., S., Nadesan, V. & Rezaul Islam, M. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 325-336 11 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Baginsky, M., Driscoll, J., Purcell, C., Manthorpe, J. & Hickman, B., 27 Jul 2022, Bristol: Policy Press. 177 p. Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Baginsky, M., Thomas, E. & Manthorpe, J., 2 Feb 2022, In: British Journal of Social Work. bcac009 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcac009
Baginsky, M. & Manthorpe, J., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Journal of Integrated Care. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-01-2021-0004
Moriarty, J., Steils, N., Hickman, B., Manthorpe, J. & Baginsky, M., 20 May 2021, London: The Department for Education. 124 p. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report › peer-review
Baginsky, M., 1 Aug 2013, London: NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit, The Policy Institute, King's College London. 48 p. Research output: Book/Report › Report
Baginsky, M. & Manthorpe, J., 29 Apr 2021, In: Journal of Integrated Care. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1108/JICA-01-2021-0004