Dr Kieron Hatton

Kieron Hatton

Principal Lecturer

Phone:  023 92 842831

Email: kieron.hatton@port.ac.uk

Biography

I have worked at the University of Portsmouth since 1992 and was Head of Social Work/Professional Lead from 2004 to 2013 at which time I was a member of the Senior Management team within the School of Health Sciences and Social Work (SHSSW). I am currently Principal Lecturer in Social Work and Social Care and lead on the School’s children and young people’s research area. I am a qualified social worker and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I teach units on the Professional Doctorate and Masters social work programmes and supervise PhD and Professional Doctorate students.

I have published around youth inclusion, community development, social work, social pedagogy and international social work. I currently have 2 books in print – New Directions in Social Work, (2nd ed) (2015) London, Learning Matters, SAGE and Social Pedagogy in the UK: Theory and Practice, (2013) Lyme Regis, Russell House Publishing. I am currently working on a book for Routledge entitled Social and Political Theory for Social Work which is due to be published in December 2017. I have published in a number of peer reviewed journals and the International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the SAGE Handbook of Youth Work. I have presented papers at a wide range of national and international conferences.

Research projects

I am a member of the Global Health unit within the School and Deputy Investigator on a project looking at the implications of female labour migration in East Java. I am Principal Investigator on two research projects:

An evaluation of the impact of service user involvement in social work education at the University of Portsmouth. This research seeks to evaluate the impact of the creative agenda jointly developed by staff in social work and Performing Arts and members of the Social Work Inclusion Group. It will seek to evaluate the efficacy of the creative agenda (incorporating Drama, photography, creative writing, poetry, film) in preparing social work students to work as qualified social workers looking in particular at how critical reflection and creativity improve social work practice.

Reintegrating excluded young people to mainstream education: an evaluation of the ‘Near to School’ (N2S) project run by Harbour School and Releasing Potential. This project focuses on the experience of school excluded young people and their families after attending a 20 week programme aimed at facilitating their reintegration into mainstream education.

I am a trustee of a local third sector organisation, Learning Links and hope to develop a research project with them around the use of non-violent resistance in conflict situations. I have published around youth inclusion, community development, social work, social pedagogy and international social work. I currently have 2 books in print – New Directions in Social Work, (2nd ed) (2015) London, Learning Matters, SAGE and Social Pedagogy in the UK: Theory and Practice, (2013) Lyme Regis, Russell House Publishing. I am currently working on a book for Routledge entitled Social and Political Theory for Social Work which is due to be published in December 2017. I have published in a number of peer reviewed journals and the International Encyclopaedia of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the SAGE Handbook of Youth Work. I have presented papers at a wide range of national and international conferences.

Publications

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