Editorial work and other work

Editorial Work: Learned/Refereed Journals


Issues in Social Work Education (1990-2000).

Social and Public Policy Review (2008-12)

Associate Editor: 

Practice (1997-2003).

Editorial Board: 

British Journal of Social Work (1995-9).

Journal of Social Work (2000 to present).

Social and Public Policy Review (2007-8)

Practice (1997-2011)

Editorial Advisor/Assessor: 

British Journal of Social Work

Social Work and Social Sciences Review.

Social Science and Medicine.


Child and Family Social Work

Children and Society

Policy and Politics

Journal of Social Work

Journal of Children’s Services

Social and Public Policy Review Online.

Reviewer/Assessor for Publishing Houses

Open University Press.

Oxford University Press.




Funding Council: Committee Membership.

National Health Service Executive: Research and Development Awards Responsive Grants Committee (SW) 1999-2002.

Reviewer/Assessor for Funding Council/Body

Nuffield Foundation.

Economic and Social Research Council (Peer review College; Responsive grant assessor, Professorial Fellowship Assessor, End of Grant Report Rapporteur)

National Health Service Executive

Leverhulme Foundation

Research Assessment Exercise (2008)

HEFCE Specialist RAE Advisor to the Social Work and Social Policy Panel

Other Esteem Indicators

Visiting Professor

Visiting Professor and Fellow, University of Exeter, Centre for Evidence Based Social Services, 1997-2004. 

Biographical listing in 

Marquis Who’s Who in the World (USA based)

Dictionary of International Biography (International Biography Centre, Cambridge,


High Court, Dublin:  [Case Record Number 2001 14p]

Report of inquiry into events leading to the Death of Catherine, Jennifer (aged 9) and Louise Palmer (aged 7) – while Catherine Palmer was under Psychiatric Care. Report for High Court Dublin (A case of comparable tragedy and import to those in the U.K. such as Jasmine Beckford & (baby) Peter Connelly)

Advisor: Academy of Finland (Research Council for Culture and Society) 

Consultancy Roles

Northern Area Child Protection Committee, Northern Ireland

Southern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland

Western Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland

Eastern Health and Social Services Board, Northern Ireland

Bournemouth Social Services

Cheshire Social Services

Devon Social Services

Hampshire Social Services

Hereford and Worcestershire Social Services

Isle of Wight Social Services

Plymouth Social Services