A one day event presented findings from the three ASCC projects, followed by lunch and networking and finished with an afternoon session on the new school of Social Care.
9.00am Arrival and refreshments
9:30am Welcome & Introduction, Judith Phillips FAcSS, Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Director of The Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences (RIASS), Swansea University
9.45am The ASCC N.Wales remit, research development work and example of a successful ASCC collaboration – The Data Linkage project, Alison Orrell, Bangor University
10.15am The ASCC seminar series, the Developing Evidence-Enriched Practice (DEEP) project and the ESRC ‘Meaningful and Measureable’ action learning and knowledge exchange project, Nick Andrews, Swansea University
10.45am Social Care and Social Work Research Skills Capacity Building, the WISERD E-learning Initiative & Adult Social Care and the Foundational Economy, Martin O’Neill & Luke Cowie, Cardiff University
11.15am Tea/Coffee Break
11.30am PhD poster exhibition
- Looked-after children in Wales: An analysis of the backgrounds of children entering public care, Martin Elliott
- The perceived influence of public perceptions regarding personal and sexual relationships among adults with intellectual disabilities on social care workers’ attitudes, beliefs and behaviours, Edward Oloidi
- Adopted Children’s Experiences of Education, Anya Barton
- Care leavers and higher education. What contributes to success?, Gemma Harrison
11.45am PhD Oral Presentations
- “The impact of adversity on Home-Start support”, Nell Warner, Cardiff University
- “An investigation into the needs of men experiencing domestic abuse and current service provision (Wales)”, Sarah Wallace, University of South Wales
- “The experiences of informal carers of people with young onset dementia in rural Wales”, Gordon Jones, Swansea University
12:00pm Lunch & Networking
12.30pm Reflecting on ASCC and looking to the future (Welsh Government’s commitment to social care research and Social Care Wales and any movement regarding the School), Dan Venables, Head of Social Care Research & Development, Welsh Government
1pm Summary and close
The presentations given at this event can be downloaded using the links below:
Dr Nick Andrews, Research & Practice Development Officer, School for Social Care Research, Swansea University.
Dr Martin O’Neill, Research Fellow, Cardiff University.
Dr Dan Venables, Research Fellow, School of Psychology, Cardiff University
Dr Luke Cowie, Research Fellow, School of Medicine, Cardiff University