Dr Patricia McCulloch
Social Work, School of Education and Social Work
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Old Medical School
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.
- 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
- Criminal Justice Social Work
- Social Policy & Policy Development
- Research Methods
- Doctoral Supervision