Department of Social & Policy Sciences

Dr Louise Brown


Director of Impact
Reader of Social Work

3 East 3.41
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5284

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students working on relevant research topics.

Current opportunities


Professional appointments

  • Trustee SCIE (Social Care Institute of Excellence), 2010-2013
  • NICE Social Care Fellow, 2011-2014

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • 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

Research interests

  • 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


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