News and events

Professor Alan Bryman presenting at York Policy Review event


Honorary Fellow continues busy conference activities

Posted on Monday 10 December 2018

Marilyn Crawshaw delivers presentations as a member of the Donor Conception Network and the steering group of York Human Rights City Network.

National Care Leavers Week Celebration

Posted on Tuesday 27 November 2018

Reflecting on National Care Leavers Week, looking at the co-production work between York researchers and care leavers.

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Senior lecturer presents her research at house of commons event

Posted on Thursday 22 November 2018

SPSW's, Dr Carolyn Snell, presented her research at a parliamentary event aimed at helping people heat homes for less.

Ex-citing times for Welfare Conditionality

Posted on Wednesday 21 November 2018

WelCond research is widely cited in recent UN and parliamentary reports.

South Korean policymakers visit York

Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2018

During October, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work hosted a visit from South Korean researchers and officials working in the field of social care.


Upcoming events


The Right to a Relationship

This event will look at the barriers facing people with learning disabilities in developing and sustaining sexual relationships.


Understanding and responding to Forced Marriage, ‘Honour’-Based Violence, Transnational Marriage Abandonment and Dowry Violence;

This seminar covers specific forms of violence against women. Hear from an eminent researcher and a colleague with personal experience. Suitable for those who are new to this work and those with prior experience.


Hospital social work; under-recognised and under-valued?

Jo Moriarty will present the findings from a review of hospital social work for the Department of Health. Jo’s findings will cover the role of hospital social work in both adults and children.


Adolescent Neglect

An update of a long term study, including validating new measures of young people's experiences of parental care and support


‘Young Smiles’; an intervention for children with mentally ill parents

Young Smiles’ is a three year community-based research project to improve the quality of life in children of parents with serious mental ill-health. Lina Gega will present the findings of the research and introduce delegates to the delivery manual that supports interventions.