Dr Louise Brown
3 East 3.41
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5284
- Trustee SCIE (Social Care Institute of Excellence), 2010-2013
- NICE Social Care Fellow, 2011-2014
Membership of Professional Bodies
- Registered on the General Social Care Council’s register of social care workers
- IASSW (International Schools of Social Work)
- EASSW (European Schools of Social Work)
- SPA (Social Policy Association)
- Ph.D The Diffusion of Innovations in Social Work, University of Bath, 2005
- Msc Social Policy Analysis, University of Bath, 1993
- Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), University of Bath, 1988
- Bsc (Hons) Sociology and Social Work, University of Bath, 1988
- Examining the role that innovation can play in changing practice and improving performance
- Evaluating developments in social work services and exploring experimental methods to promote evidence-based practice
- New developments in Children’s services, particularly in the field of child protection
- SP20246: Child care policy, practice, research and law 1
- SP30248: Child care policy, practice, research and law 2
- SP50158: Research for social work: values, methods and contexts (See Moodle Course University of Bath only)
Brown, L., Brophy, J., Bates, P., Cohen, S. and Radcliffe, R., 2001. Expert Evidence in Child Protection Litigation: Where Do We Go From Here? 'The Children Act Now: Messages from Research. London: The Stationary Office.
Brown, L., 2013. Forthcoming. A lasting legacy. The diffusion and scaling up of innovation in practice. British Journal of Social Work
Brown, L., 2013. Forthcoming. Living with uncertainty? The challenge to innovate in an 'evidence-based' context. Policy and Politics
Brown, L. and Osborne, S. P., 2013. Risk and innovation: towards a framework for risk governance in public services. Public Management Review, 15 (2), pp. 186-208.
Osbourne, S. P. and Brown, L., 2011. Innovation, public policy and public services delivery in the UK. The word that would be king? Public Administration, 89 (4), pp. 1335-1350.
Osborne, S. P. and Brown, L., 2011. Innovation in public services: engaging with risk. Public Money & Management, 31 (1), pp. 4-6.
Brown, L., 2010. Balancing risk and innovation to improve social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, 40 (4), pp. 1211-1228.
Brown, L., 2007. The Adoption and Implementation of a Service Innovation in a Social Work Setting - a Case Study of Family Group Conferencing in the UK. Social Policy and Society, 6 (3), pp. 321-332.
Brown, L. and Cullis, J., 2006. 'Team Production' and Policy for the Care of Older People: Problems with Theory and Evidence. Policy Studies, 27 (1), pp. 55-69.
Milner, P., Mistral, W., Brown, L. and Weeden, J., 2004. Academic Public Health Research and Development in England, 2000-01: Capacity, Capability and Concerns. Critical Public Health, 14 (3), pp. 251-260.
Brown, L., 2003. Mainstream or margin? The current use of family group conferences in child welfare practice in the UK. Child and Family Social Work, 8 (4), pp. 331-340.
Brown, L., Tucker, C. and Domokos, T., 2003. Evaluating the impact of integrated health and social care teams on older people living in the community. Health & Social Care in the Community, 11, p. 85.
Conference or Workshop Items
Brown, L., 2010. Managing risk and innovation in a social work context. In: 'New Partnerships on the Horizon' Governing Uncertainty, Accountability and Public Participation, 2010-02-09, Université libre de Bruxelles.
Brown, L., 2009. The challenges found in implementing and evaluating innovation in the public sector. In: SPA Conference - Policy Futures: Learning from the Past, 2009-06-29 - 2009-07-01, Edinburgh.
Brown, L., 2009. Using Innovation to improve practice: the challenges facing policymakers, practitioners and researchers. In: Informing Public Policy: New Agendas for Social Research. NatCen Conference, 2009-04-23 - 2009-04-24, London.