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.
At the 9th July degree ceremony, the University of Edinburgh awarded Professor Joyce Lishman with the Degree of Doctor honoris causa, as part of the
Social Work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley achieve success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition .