Much of our research starts from the premise that social work can make a difference in the lives of individuals and communities. Social workers must have intellectual curiosity and a willingness to explore how things might be better for people who rely on services. As social work academics, we see our role as not only producing research and pursuing scholarship, but also encouraging the use of research in practice.
The social work community has been saddened to hear of the death of Professor Joyce Lishman. A former alumni of the University of Edinburgh, Joyce