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Events at HSCWRU in 2019

This page lists all upcoming events at the NIHR Health & Social Care Workforce Research Unit in 2019.

The Unit presents a number of series, which have their own webpages:

We present two annual conferences (all welcome):

The Unit also hosts meetings, as well as the website, of the Social Work History Network, which is an independent group.

Making Research Count London (MRC) is a subscription CPD initiative that operates out of the Unit. MRC events are listed separately.


26 November 2019 Measuring Outcomes for Children’s Social Care Services Lisa Holmes, Director, Rees Centre, Department of Education, University of Oxford (Social Work Seminars – by invitation only)


7 October 2019 Mental Health Social Care

tbc October 2019 ‘Work Experience and Learning Disability in NHS England: Current Practice and the Intern’s Perspective’ Ian Kessler (LD services series)


17 September 2019 'The search for ‘evidence’ & ‘analysis’: The view from the Bench' Her Honour Judge Carol Atkinson, Designated Family Judge for East London (Social Work Seminars – by invitation only)


2 July 2019 'Evidence informed justice: new Nuffield Family Justice Observatory for England & Wales. What can it contribute?' Judith Harwin, Professor in Socio-Legal Studies, School of Law, Lancaster University (Social Work Seminars – by invitation only)


26 June 2019 'Starved in the midst of plenty? Prevalence, causes and consequences of malnutrition in older people' Ayela Spiro, (Perspectives series)

18 June 2019 Gang Violence & the Public Healthapproach: Changes to risks posed by gangs in London; how a Public Health approach could help

Andrew Whittaker, Associate Professor, School of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University; Tirion Havard, Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University; Dr Brian Gilchrist, Assistant Professor, Long Island University-Brooklyn, USA. (Social Work Seminars – by invitation only)

12 June 2019 'New Assistant Practitioner Roles in Acute & Community Healthcare Settings' Ian Kessler

11 June 2019 Realist Reviews - what are they and how to write a protocol? Ruth Abrams

6 June 2019 Privatisation - in whose best interest? (Social Work History Network)

5 June 2019 Margaret Butterworth Care Forum


29 May 2019 'Is there a ‘best time’ for a person with dementia to move to a care home: emerging findings' Jill Manthorpe; Kritika Samsi | 'Staff engagement and training in a range of initiatives for older people in Hong Kong' Elsie Hui. More info on this double seminar.

28 May 2019 'New Beginnings: Turning research into practice' Jadwiga Leigh, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Lancaster & Leanne Boylan, New Beginnings Greater Manchester (Social Work Seminars – by invitation only)

22 May 2019 'End of life care: perfection not an option - if you don't take risks you can’t innovate' John Powell, MBE. (Perspectives series)


30 April 2019 'Self-neglect and learning disabilities' Peter Bates (LD services series)

24 April 2019 'Anti-racist practice with Black & Minority (BME) elders revisited' Dr Gurnam Singh, Principal Lecturer in Social Work, Coventry University. (Perspectives series)

23 April 2019 ‘The management seemed to like her more’. The relationship between emotions and the working environment in child protection. A psycho-social exploration (Social Work Seminars series - invitation only)

Alberto Poletti, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Bedfordshire

4 April 2019 'Improving the quality of care and the quality of life at work for health professionals: the challenges of French (and European?) Healthcare Institutions' Sandra Bertezene, Professor of Healthcare Management Services at the Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (International series)


27 March 2019 'Older disabled Londoners' everyday mobility' Philip Corran, Research Student, Department of Primary Care & Health Sciences, King’s College London. (Perspectives series)

26 March 2019 Social Work History Network (at University of Chester)

26 March 2019 Evaluating Luton's implementation of a tested tool for the assessment of child neglect (Social Work Seminars series - invitation only)

Ruth Gardner & Amanda Bunn, Evaluators, with representatives from Luton Borough Council

7 March 2019 Annual Older People's Conference

7 March 2019 Social Work History Network (at King's)

6 March 2019  Margaret Butterworth Care Home Forum

6 March 2019 'The underground economy and irregular migration: the case of Italy' Leila Simona Talani, Professor of International Political Economy in the department of European and International Studies at KCL (International series)


26 February 2019 Building Better Futures for Children and Families: A Model to Guide Parenting Capacity Assessment and Enhancement (Social Work Seminars series - invitation only)

Mandi MacDonald, Lecturer in Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast

20 February 2019 'The role of social care Personal Assistants in the care and support of older people, and implications for practice: emerging findings' Prof Jill Manthorpe, Director, HSCWRU, King’s College London. (Perspectives series)

6 February 2019  Home Care Research Forum


30 January 2019 'The health and wellbeing of grandparents caring for their grandchildren' Professor Karen Glaser, Professor of Gerontology, Director of the Centre for Global Ageing King’s College London. (Perspectives series)

22 January 2019 From Postcodes to Profits: Changes to the risks posed by gangs in London (Social Work Seminars series - invitation only)

Andrew Whittaker, Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University

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