Dr. Christine Harrison
University of Warwick,
Coventry, UK

Dr. Christine Harrison is currently an Associate Professor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning. She is a qualified and experienced social worker and has co-ordinated and taught child care and child protection social work at qualifying and post-qualifying levels for the last 25 years. She regularly teaches on programmes for other professionals, including health professionals, in the Medical School and elsewhere. Over recent years she has participated in social work teaching at qualifying and post qualifying levels, and other forms of pedagogy, in Iceland, Australia, Jordan, Taiwan, and China. She is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Safety and Well-Being (SWELL). This centre specializes in developing research which has an overarching interest in social justice and social divisions and takes a critical approach to policy and practice with children, young people, families, violence against women, women and perpetrators. It applies feminist, child-centred, youth-centred and anti-oppressive understandings to relevant areas of research and theory. Many of the current projects relate to violence against women, child abuse and child abuse prevention programmes. This is an active research centre attracting research funding, PhD students and running a seminar programme within the Centre for Lifelong Learning. It provides the framework for continuous research, policy and work towards adoption in practice of research findings with a range of stakeholders from women’s organisations to government departments.

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