Recent Submissions

  • The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. 

    Mitchell, Fiona; Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Murray, Heather; Melville, Craig (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489, 2018-06-28)
    MITCHELL, F., STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MURRAY, H. and MELVILLE, C. 2018. The lifestyle behaviours of young adults with intellectual disabilities as they transition from school to adulthood: a pilot and feasibility study. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12489
    Background: In the general population, the transition from adolescence to adulthood has been identified as a 'high‐risk' period for weight gain. There has been no research examining health behaviours over this transition ...
  • Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. 

    Yuill, Chris
    YUILL, C. [2018]. Social workers and alienation: the compassionate self and the disappointed juggler. Critical and radical social work [online], (accepted).
    British social work has been undergoing a series of radical transformations from the 1980s onwards. The main shift has been a move away from the parochial professionalism of the 1970s to a profession that is being constantly ...
  • Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. 

    Yuill, Chris; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Sage https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X18785030, 2018-07-17)
    YUILL, C. and MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2018. Paperwork, compassion and temporal conflicts in British social work. Time and society [online], Online First. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0961463X18785030
    While previous literature has examined time discourses in social work and demonstrated that social work is predicated on linear understandings of time, one area that has received little theoretical and empirical attention ...
  • If you don't count, you don't count: monitoring and evaluation in South African NGOs. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2012.01776.x, 2012-05-17)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2012. If you don't count, you don't count: monitoring and evaluation in South African NGOs. Development and change [online], 43(3), pages 649-670. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7660.2012.01776.x
    Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are increasingly challenged to demonstrate accountability and relevance, with reporting, monitoring and evaluation arguably having become development activities in their own right. ...
  • Bursting bubbles: can experiments and analogues help stakeholders and the public visualise risks? 

    Stalker, Linda; Roberts, Jennifer J.; Mabon, Leslie (CSIRO https://doi.org/10.1071/AJ17091, 2018-05-28)
    STALKER, L., ROBERTS, J.J. and MABON, L. 2018. Bursting bubbles: can experiments and analogues help stakeholders and the public visualise risks? The APPEA journal: journal of the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association [online], 58(2), pages 612-616. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1071/AJ17091
    Laboratory experiments, natural analogues and pilot projects have been fundamental in developing scientific understanding of risk and uncertainty from georesource exploration. International research into CO2 and CH4 leakage ...
  • South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. 

    Mueller-Hirth, Natascha (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568, 2009-08-03)
    MUELLER-HIRTH, N. 2009. South African NGOs and the public sphere: between popular movements and partnerships for development. Social dynamics [online], 35(2), pages 423-435. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/02533950903076568
    This article examines the widespread notion that post-apartheid democracy can be deepened and civil society strengthened by NGO activities in the sphere of public debate and participation. I focus on a number of interrelated ...
  • Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots. 

    Akinsete, Ebun; Hoelzel, Fabienne; Oshodi, Lookman (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245, 2014-10-14)
    AKINSETE, E., HOELZEL, F. and OSHODI, L. 2014. Delivering sustainable urban regeneration in emerging nations: introducing neighbourhood hotspots.. Journal of architectural education [online], 68(2), pages 238-245. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/10464883.2014.937245
    Challenges faced by urban centres today often result from multiple social, economic and environmental issues, which act on multiple points of impact. As a result, successful urban interventions are increasingly geared ...
  • Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on British newspaper articles. 

    Woods, Ruth; Coen, Sharon; Fernández, Ana (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2355, 2018-06-13)
    WOODS, R., COEN, S. and FERNANDEZ, A. 2018. Moral (dis)engagement with anthropogenic climate change in online comments on newspaper articles. Journal of community and applied social psychology [online], 28(4), pages 244-257. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/casp.2355
    Anthropogenic climate change (ACC) is widely acknowledged to be morally significant, but little is known about everyday moralising around ACC. We addressed this gap via quantified thematic analysis of 300 online comments ...
  • Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. 

    Woods, Ruth; Henderson, Gillian
    WOODS, R. and HENDERSON, G. [2018]. Changes in out of home care and permanence planning among young children in Scotland, 2003 to 2017. Adoption and fostering [online], (accepted).
    UK policy has increasingly promoted early intervention and permanence planning for children who experience, or are at risk of experiencing, abuse or neglect, raising the question of whether these practices have actually ...
  • The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

    Dube, Nkosiyazi; Harms Smith, Linda (Unisa Press https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350, 2016-04-30)
    DUBE, N. and HARMS SMITH, L. 2016. The thorny issue of status disclosure to children living with HIV: the case of HIV positive children living in a child and youth care facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 28(1), pages 53-68. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5829/1350
    There is a dilemma regarding HIV/AIDS disclosure to children born and living with HIV/AIDS in residential settings. Since the advent and accessibility of Anti-Retroviral Therapy, most children born HIV positive live longer ...
  • Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. 

    Stevens, Gemma; O'Donnell, Victoria L.; Williams, Lynn (Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010, 2015-04-14)
    STEVENS, G., O'DONNELL, V.L. and WILLIAMS, L. 2015. Public domain or private data? Developing an ethical approach to social media research in an inter-disciplinary project. Educational research and evaluation [online], 21(2), pages 154-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/13803611.2015.1024010
    This paper discusses the ethical issues faced in undertaking research about the role of learning in the subjective experience of chronic illness, where data were taken from social media. Drawing on psychology and education, ...
  • What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? 

    Harms Smith, Linda (Policy Press https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835, 2015-03-01)
    SMITH, L.H. 2015. What should social work learn from 'the fire of social movements that burns at the heart of the society'? Critical and radical social work [online], 3(1), pages 19-34. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1332/204986015X14226342177835
    That social work should be 'on the side of the poor and the oppressed' in the context of the ubiquitous and increasingly pernicious consequences of global neoliberal capitalism, demands a differently engaged practice ...
  • A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. 

    Stevens, Gemma; Jahoda, Andrew; Matthews, Lynsay; Hankey, Catherine; Melville, Craig; Murray, Heather; Mitchell, Fiona (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340, 2017-04-12)
    STEVENS, G., JAHODA, A., MATTHEWS, L., HANKEY, C., MELVILLE, C., MURRAY, H. and MITCHELL, F. 2018. A theory-informed qualitative exploration of social and environmental determinants of physical activity and dietary choices in adolescents with intellectual disabilities in their final year of school. Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities [online], 31(S1), pages 52-67. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jar.12340.
    Background: - The prevalence of obesity is higher in those with intellectual disabilities than the general population. The aim of the study was to understand the determinants of physical activity and dietary patterns in ...
  • Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Nguyen, Song Tung; Nguyen, Thi Kim Dung; Pham, Thi Tram; Cao, Thi Thanh Nga; Le, Thu Quynh; Dang, Thanh Trung; Nguyen, Thi Huyen Thu; Nguyen, Thi Bich Nguyet; Le, Hong Ngoc; Tran, Thi Tuyet; Bui, Thi Cam Tu; Tran, Ngoc Anh; Mueller-Hirth, Natascha; Yuill, Chris (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.022, 2018-03-19)
    MABON, L., NGUYEN, S.T., NGUYEN, T.K.D., PHAM, T.T., CAO, T.T.N., LE, T.Q., DANG, T.T., NGUYEN, T.H.T., NGUYEN, T.B.N., LE, H.N., TRAN, T.T., BUI, T.C.T., TRAN, N.A., MUELLER-HIRTH, N. and YUILL, C. 2018. Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam. Ocean and coastal management [online], 158, pages 32-44. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.03.022
    This paper elaborates the importance of considering social and cultural factors within management responses to environmental change in coastal areas. The case study taken is Xuan Thuy National Park in Nam Dinh Province, ...
  • What might 'just green enough' urban development mean in the context of climate change adaptation? The case of Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan. 

    Mabon, Leslie; Shih, Wan-yu (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.035, 2018-03-20)
    MABON, L. and SHIH, W.-Y. 2018. What might 'just green enough' urban development mean in the context of climate change adaptation? The case of Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan. World development [online], 107, pages 224-238. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2018.02.035
    This paper argues that climate change adaptation through strategic greenspace planning requires scholars and planners to think differently about what equity means in an urban greenspace context. We use the heat mitigation ...
  • Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Michigan Publishing https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104, 2015-01-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2015. Home from home: UK civilising offensives in residential childcare. Human figurations [online], 4(1), article 4. Available from: https://doi.org/2027/spo.11217607.0004.104
    Approaches to residential childcare within the United Kingdom incorporate processes that are ostensibly types of civilising offensives. The offensives are determined by political and media groups in an attempt to alter the ...
  • #NotDomestication #NotIndigenisation: decoloniality in social work education. 

    Harms Smith, Linda; Nathane, Motlalepule (Unisa Press https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5827/2400, 2018-06-30)
    HARMS SMITH, L. and NATHANE, M. 2018. #NotDomestication #NotIndigenisation: decoloniality in social work education. Southern African journal of social work and social development [online], 30(1), pages 1-18. Available from: https://doi.org/10.25159/2415-5827/2400
    This article argues that South African social work education, situated in Western modernism and broadly within the ideological project of colonialism and racist capitalism, should move from knowledge and discourses which ...
  • CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Academic Journals http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245, 2011-06-30)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2011. CSR as corporate social responsibility or colonial structures return? A Nigerian case study. International journal of sociology and anthropology [online], 3(6), pages 159-162. Available from: http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJSA/article-abstract/67C611F2245
    In this paper the impact of oil and gas companies in Nigeria is explored under the umbrella concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). At one level there is acknowledgement of greater emphasis on socially responsible ...
  • Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. 

    Vertigans, Stephen (Social Responsibility Research Network http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/newsletters.htm, 2012-03-31)
    VERTIGANS, S. 2012. Paying the price for corporate social responsibility: social costs and dividends of oil and gas company approaches in Nigeria. Social responsibility review [online], 1, pages 35-48. Available from: http://www.socialresponsibility.biz/2012-1.pdf
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has grown in prominence over recent years. And rising levels of interest have been accompanied by contests within academic and business circles over the purpose and suitability of ...
  • Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. 

    Sutton, Philip W.; Vertigans, Stephen (Mobilization http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426, 2006-02-28)
    SUTTON, P.W. and VERTIGANS, S. 2006. Islamic 'new social movements'? Radical Islam, Al-Qa'ida and social movement theory. Mobilization: an international quarterly [online], 11(1), pages 101-115. Available from: http://mobilizationjournal.org/doi/abs/10.17813/maiq.11.1.h072u0r458458426
    European new social movement (NSM) theory was developed to describe and explain the apparently unique character of the wave of collective action that began in the 1960s and continues to this day. Key characteristics of NSM ...

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