BA Social Work (Bradford) MRES Social Work (York) PhD (York)
Programme Leader Social Work
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Having dropped out of my first university degree I returned to education as a mature student and finally completed a BA in Social Work. Following this, I completed both my MRES and PhD at the University of York. My PhD research centred on the experiences of unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they transition to adulthood. This research developed creative visual methods for engaging young people from a diverse range of backgrounds in the research process.
On completing my thesis I spent two years lecturing in Childhood and Youth studies at York St John University before returning to the University of York in September 2018.
Devenney, K (forthcoming) “My own Blood”: The family relationships of asylum seeking young people in the UK, Families, Relationships and Societies
Devenney, K (2017) Pathway planning with unaccompanied young people leaving care: Biographical narratives of past, present and future, Child & Family Social Work 22:3 1313-1321