Trish McCulloch

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Reader - Discipline Lead for Social Work - Senior Lecturer

Bio

Biography

Dr Trish McCulloch is a Reader and Social Work Lead in the School of Education and Social Work.  Trish joined the University in 2003, having previously worked as a social worker within youth and adult justice settings.  Her  teaching and research activity lies principally in criminal justice social work and criminal justice sanctions, with a particular interest in participatory, community and progressive approaches.  Recent writing and research has focussed on questions of participation, co-production, compliance, desistance and the social and community contexts of change.   Trish's Doctoral research employed a participatory research design to explore the place and potential of co-production in the criminal justice context.

Trish is currently active in the following roles:

  • Chair of the Scottish Heads of Social Work Education Group
  • Co-chair of the Scottish Review of Social Work Education
  • Member of the Social Work Services Strategic Forum (Scotland)
  • Appointed member of the Scottish Advisory Panel on Offender Rehabilitation (SAPOR)
  • Member of the National Strategy for Community Justice steering group
  • Member of the ESC working group on Community Sanctions
  • Chair of a local community charity

In recent years Trish has also acted in a consultancy role with the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, Falkirk City Council, and the Open University.

Teaching

  • Criminal Justice Social Work
  • Social Policy & Policy Development
  • Research Methods
  • Doctoral Supervision

Research

Research Funding

  • Scottish Government, 2018-. Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice.
  • Social Work Scotland, 2018-, Criminal Justice: Exploring gender
  • Scottish Social Service Council, 2016-2021. Newly Qualified Social Workers, 5 year research study.
  • Social Work Scotland, 2016. What the public think about Scottish social services and why.
  • Scottish Universities Insight Insitute, 2015-2016. Creating Spaces for Change Knowledge Exchange project.
  • Scottish Social Services Council, 2015-2016.   An Integrated Learning Model for Social Work Education.
  • Scottish Social Services Council 2015-16. Philosophies of Learning in Social Work Education in Scotland.
  • Scottish Social Services Council 2015-16. Should qualifying social work education have a core curriculum?
  • Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research
  • Scottish Government
  • Dundee City Council, Justice Services
  • Dundee City Council, Children's Services

Publications

Becoming a Social Worker : Realising a Shared Approach to Professional Learning?
11/2017, British Journal of Social Work
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Education for the Crossroads? A Short History of Social Work Education
5/2018, Practice: Social Work in Action
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

Social work education in Scotland : A (hi-)story in two halves
2/2018
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Creating spaces for change : engaging civil society to harness change in criminal justice practice
10/2017, European Journal of Probation
Research Output: Contribution To Journal > Article

What the public think of Scottish social services and why : Report summary
10/2017
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Rethinking Criminal Justice in Scotland
/2017
Research Output: Contribution To Book Anthology > Chapter (peer-reviewed)

What the public think about Scottish social services and why : Report of a research project funded by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum
/2017
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Integrated Learning in Social Work : A review of approaches to integrated learning for social work education and practice
11/2016
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Is There a Shared Philosophy of Learning in social work education in Scotland?
11/2016
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

Should there be a core curriculum for social work education and if so what should it include?
11/2016
Research Output: Book Anthology > Commissioned report

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Activities

Social Work Scotland (External organisation)

Patricia McCulloch (Chair)
Mar 2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

Activity Type: Membership

Co-operation is better than conflict

Patricia McCulloch (Speaker)
26 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

What the public think of Scottish social services and why: Key findings.

Patricia McCulloch (Speaker)
13 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

What the public think of Scottish social services and why: Key findings

Patricia McCulloch (Speaker)
7 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

What the public think about Scottish social services and why: Key findings

Patricia McCulloch (Invited speaker), Stephen Webb (Invited speaker)
6 Apr 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

DCA Film screening and Q & A with director Lou McLoughlan: 16 Years Till Summer

Trish McCulloch (Contributor)
15 Jan 2017

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar

Activity Type: Other Activity

External reviewer

Patricia McCulloch (Examiner)
2017

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Activity Type: Examination

What the public think of Scottish social services and why: Initial findings

Patricia McCulloch (Invited speaker)
13 Dec 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Activity Type: Talk

North Lanarkshire Council: Justice Services Conference

Trish McCulloch (Invited speaker)
30 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

Social Work Scotland Conference 2016

Trish McCulloch (Keynote/plenary speaker)
16 Jun 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Activity Type: Attendance

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