Dr Martyn Higgins
Associate Professor - Social Work
Telephone:020 7815 8103
School/Division:Health and Social Care / Primary and Social Care
Martyn's main research interests are: social work education, newly qualified social workers experiences, concepts of professional identity, late modern theory and its application to social work.
Martyn's main areas of teaching are:
- Partnership and participation
- Social policy
- Human rights
- Human growth
- Children and families
- Professional education
- Interprofessional education
- Conflicting and competing expectations: the routinisation and invisibilisation of LGBT narratives. Joint Social Work World Conference, Stockholm, July 2012.
- Return to the front-line: a study on a project to prepare non-practising social workers to re-enter children and families' practice. JSWEC, University of Hertfordshire, July, 2011.
- Research undertaken for PhD in 2011
- Research undertaken for NQSW Project 2010
- Research undertaken for Practice Learning Project 2010
- Research undertaken for PhD in 2008
Most recent publications
Higgins, MM The judgment in Re W (A child): national and international implications for contemporary child and family social work. British Journal of Social Work, DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcy018
Higgins, MM Conflicting and competing roles and expectations: the conundrum of failing social work students on placements. European Research Institute for Social Work, 17. 38-46.
Higgins, MM Villains, fools or unsung heroes? A study of the contradictory narratives of social work identities in contemporary England. Czech and Slovak Social Work, 16. 57-65.
Higgins, MM ‘Cultivating our humanity’ in child and family social work in England. Social Work Education, 35. 518 - 529. DOI 10.1080/02615479.2016.1181161
Higgins, MM The professional capabilities framework and contemporary debates: implications for social work education in England. British Journal of Social Work, DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcv018More publications at LSBU Research Open
Registered social worker with HCPC.
Martyn is an external examiner at the University of Hertfordshire.