Prof Jonathan Scourfield
Jonathan Scourfield is Professor of Social Work in Cardiff School of Social Sciences, having formerly worked as a probation officer and secondary school teacher.
Main Areas of Teaching
- Social science perspectives on social work
- Advanced social work practice
- Gender relations and society
Currently supervising doctorates on whole family interventions; direct payments for disabled people; public discourse on murder-suicide; the role of statutory social workers in suicide prevention and schools-based mental health promotion for young people.
Doctoral completions include Jeremy Dixon (lecturer at University of Bath), Steve Gethin-Jones (lecturer at University of Central Lancashire), Lee Quinney (lecturer at University of South Wales), Nina Jacob (post-doctoral fellow in Cardiff School of Social Sciences), Hannah Burgon (Director of Sirona equine-assisted learning project) and Andrew Smith (Senior therapist at Lucy Faithfull Foundation).
- Member of commissioning panel for AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme ‘Youth’ call (2009)
- Member of the ESRC interim recognition panel for doctoral training in social work (2005)
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Registered social worker
Updated June 2013.