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Julie Smiles


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Senior Lecturer in Social Work

My engagement with the University of Sunderland started in 2003 when I enrolled as a part-time student on BA (Hons) Social Work. I graduated in 2007 and worked as a registered Social Worker in Safeguarding Children and Safeguarding Adults Teams across local authorities in the region.

I continued to support the Social Work courses by participating in workshops, teaching sessions, interviewing applicants and as a practice educator to BA Social Work students. It was therefore a privilege as well as an excellent career opportunity to be offered a lecturer's post in September 2017.



Teaching and supervision

As Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Social Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship) I support with the development, planning and delivery of this new model for social work education. As a Senior Lecturer, I also teach across BA (Hons) Social Work and BA (Hons) Social Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship).

I am personal tutor for Level 4, 5 and 6 students as well as supporting them while on placements.

Research interests for potential research students

  • Safeguarding Adults – particularly self neglect and hoarding
  • Poverty and Homelessness 
  • Autism in Young Females 
  • Engagement and Participation – lived experiences 

Publications

Number of items: 6.

Article

Harvey-Golding, Louise, Phillips, Carrie, Simpson, Diane, Smiles, Julie, Wysocka, Julia and Chantkowski, Michal (2024) ‘They see us as an easy target’: discrimination and hate crime against Eastern European women living in the UK. Journal of Gender-Based Violence. pp. 1-17. ISSN 2398-6808

Lonbay, Sarah, Russell, Claire and Smiles, Julie (2021) Involving co-educators in social work education in the context of Covid-19: Reflections on challenges and potential solutions. Relational Social Work Journal. ISSN 2532-3814

Reports, briefing/ working papers

Harvey-Golding, Louise, Simpson, Diane, Phillips, Carrie and Smiles, Julie (2021) ‘I've been asked to return to my home country’ An exploration of discrimination experienced by Eastern European women in Tyne and Wear Report: Part 1. Survey Findings July 2021. Project Report. University of Sunderland.

Harvey-Golding, Louise, Simpson, Diane, Phillips, Carrie and Smiles, Julie (2021) An exploration of discrimination experienced by Eastern European women in Tyne and Wear (Project report, Part 2). Project Report. University of Sunderland, Sunderland.

Conference or Workshop Item

Harvey-Golding, Louise, Simpson, Diane, Phillips, Carrie and Smiles, Julie (2022) ‘I've been asked to return to my home country’ - An exploratory study into the discrimination experienced by Eastern European women living in Tyne and Wear. In: CASS public lecture (25 May 2022), 25 May 2022, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Harvey-Golding, Louise, Simpson, Diane, Phillips, Carrie, Smiles, Julie, Wysocka, Julia and Chantkowski, Michal (2021) ‘I've been asked to return to my home country by one of my lecturers’ - an exploration of discrimination experienced by Eastern European women in Tyne and Wear. In: Third Annual Faculty of Education & Society Staff Research Conference, 14 Jun 2021, University of Sunderland, UK. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Sun Jul 21 06:50:21 2024 BST.
  • Safeguarding Adults/Children
  • Self Neglect
  • Hoarding
  • Mental Capacity
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Best Interest Assessor)

Apart from my family, my other passion is Northern Soul – both the culture and the music – and along with my husband and friends, you will regularly find me at local, national and international Northern Soul venues, although my dancing abilities have slowly declined over the years. My husband and I also love travelling – both home and abroad – and love the outdoors. We enjoy nothing more than packing the car up with our walking or camping gear on a weekend and heading off for some fresh air.

I also volunteer with North East Homeless (NEH) registered charity who provide food, clothing, outreach support and advice to not only those who are homeless but also those who are living in poverty in and around the North East.

Last updated 28 February 2024