Dr Mark Baldwin
3 East 3.24
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 5824
Founder member of the South West Social Work Activists’ Network
Areas of past, current and future research activity
1. Innovation, policy implementation and the part played by front line practitioners in determining policy outcomes through the use of their professional discretion. E.G.
- Development of effective inter-professional practice in integrated health and social care organisations. (completed 2005)
- Introduction of direct payments for people with learning difficulties in Community Teams for People with Learning Difficulties. (completed 2008)
- Introduction and development of personalisation within the Transformation agenda. (planned for 2010)
2. Radical social work practice – history, current renewed interest and development within social work organisations and collective organisations. This includes an exploration of the re-emergence of interest in social work as a political activity and of community focused social work as a manifestation of a more radical practice.
3. Use of participative action research methods. I have used this method in all the research developments above and note similarities between ‘good’ practice in teaching, social work and research when it is participatory and has an action orientation.
4. Service user involvement – in social work education, in research and in service development.
1. £24,000 from the NHS Research and Development Fund for investigating the possibilities for improving integrated health and social care working in a Mental Health Trust (2003/4)
2. The Children's Society - £8000 - to investigate the development of innovative practice within an organisation, and the way in which such developments are scrutinised and managed. University of Bath Initiative Fund. £3660 to research the involvement of service users as researchers of Community Care services (2001/2)
- SP20003: ‘Race’ and Racism
- SP30029: Legislation for Social Work Practice 2
- SP30133: Social Work with Adults
Gould, N. and Baldwin, M., eds., 2004. Social Work, Critical Reflection and the Learning Organisation. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.
Baldwin, M., 2000. Care Management and Community Care; Social Work Discretion and the Construction of Policy. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Baldwin, M., 2011. Resisting the EasyCare model: building a more radical, community-based, anti-authoritarian social work for the future. In: Lavalette, M., ed. Radical Social Work Today: Social Work at the Crossroads. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 187-204.
Baldwin, M., 2009. Authoritarianism and the attack on social work: opportunities for mutual aid, collective resistance and the promotion of a more engaged and radical practice. In: Ferguson, I. and Lavalette, M., eds. Social Work after Baby P: issues, debates and alternative perspectives. Liverpool: Liverpool Hope.
Maglajlic, R. and Baldwin, M., 2009. From reflection into action within community social work: the role of action research as method for social work education and practice. In: Leskosek, V., ed. Theories and methods of social work: exploring different persepctives. Ljubljana, Croatia: University of Ljublijana,, pp. 61-80.
Baldwin, M., 2008. Social care under Blair: Are social care services more modern? In: Powell, M., ed. Modernising the Welfare State: The Blair legacy. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 73-90.
Teater, B. and Baldwin, M., 2009. Exploring the learning experiences of students involved in community profiling projects. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 28 (7), pp. 778-791.
Baldwin, M., 2008. Promoting and managing innovation: critical reflection, organizational learning and the development of innovative practice in a National Children's Voluntary Organization. Qualitative Social Work, 7 (3), pp. 330-348.
Baldwin, M. J., 2006. Helping people with learning difficulties into paid employment: Will UK social workers use the available welfare to work system? The Journal of Policy Practice, 5, 91--107.
Sadd, J. and Baldwin, M. J., 2006. Allies with Attitude! Service users, academics and social service agency staff learning how to share power in running social work education courses. Social Work Education, 25, 348--359.
Sadd, J. and Baldwin, M., 2006. Allies with Attitude! Service users, academics and social service agency staff learning how to share power in running social work education courses. Social Work Education: The International Journal, 25 (4), pp. 348-359.
Baldwin, M. J., 2002. Co-operative Inquiry as a Tool for Professional Development. Systemic Practice and Action Research, 15, 223--235.
Conference or Workshop Items
Baldwin, M., 2010. Resisting the EasyCare model: radical, community-based, anti-authoritarian social work for today and all our tomorrows. In: Radical Social Work - legacy, relevance and prospects, 2010-02-01, Liverpool Hope University.
Baldwin, M., 2009. Service user involvement in educating social work students. In: Welsh Organisation of Practice Teachers Annual Conference, 2009-11-04.
Baldwin, M. and Teater, B., 2008. Exploring the learning experiences of students involved in community profiling projects. In: Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) 54th Annual Conference, 2008-10-30 - 2008-11-02, Philadelphia, PA.
Baldwin, M. and Teater, B., 2008. Exploring the learning experiences of students involved in community profiling projects. In: Council on Social Work Education, 2008-10-30 - 2008-11-02, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Baldwin, M., 2008. Generating knowledge for practice through participative action research: The case of social workers and direct payment. In: 2nd UK Social Work Research Conference: ‘Social Work research: People, Place and Politics, 2008-07-09 - 2008-07-11, Homerton College, Cambridge.
Baldwin, M., 2008. Organisations - can't learn, won't learn? Critical reflection and organisational learning. In: Learn to Care Annual Conference 2008 – ‘Leading together... Learning together’., 2008-04-21 - 2008-04-22, Daresbury Park Hotel, Warrington.
Baldwin, M. and Teater, B., 2007. Community Profiling: Teaching old skills to new students. In: 9th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference with the 1st UK Social Work Research Conference, 2007-07-11 - 2007-07-13, University of Wales, Swansea, Wales.