Dr Karen Roscoe

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

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Email address: k.roscoe@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 32 1607 Location: Wolverhampton Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care Areas of expertise: Social Policy and Service Evaluations of Local Authorities and Voluntary Services (children and families and adults) corporate and academic /

About

Dr Karen D. Roscoe is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Wolverhampton. Karen is published in a variety of academic journals including the British Journal of Social Work, Social Work Practice and Child and family social work. The majority of her work captures the narratives of service users who have encountered domestic violence in rural Wales, through to the use of social workers applying the concepts of reflective letters when working in Integrated Family Services drawing on new models for case work intervention. Karen is particularly interested in critical theory and sociology and her research draws on transdisciplinary methodologies utilising Critical Discourse Analysis to combine these ideas in creative ways in order to enhance innovative and productive theory formation.

Karen has mentored Consultant social workers in Wales to carry out research into new policy and practice areas such as the Intensive family support services (based on ‘Troubled Families’ initiatives).  Karen is particularly interested in how practitioners mediate and make sense of their professional identities under policy initiatives and sanctions.

Recently the lead co-ordinator of the 5th International Sociology and Social Work: Narratives, Identity and Praxis (held in the UK), Karen is particularly interested in reigniting the sociological imagination in social work particularly in the context of analysing identity, discourse and organisational culture.

Karen’s specialist areas are Narrative and Critical Discourse Analysis methodologies Her curriculum areas are sociology, social policy, social work theory and methods, organisational theory and adult social work. 

 

Current appointment [Sept 2015] Senior Lecturer in Social Work

 

Karen is responsible for the overview of the BA Hons in Social Work at the University of Wolverhampton. Alongside this Karen will continue to undertake funded research projects and income generation in her areas of expertise.

 

Research interests

  • Research and pedagogy on Critical Discourse Analysis, Organisational culture and narrative (interests)
  • Writing, planning and leading new curriculum development (interdisciplinary)
  • Social Policy and service evaluations

 

Involvement in research

Collaborator: Bakes,S., Madoc-Jones,I. Parry,O., Warren,E., Perry,K., Roscoe, K., Anderson,M., Mottershead,R (2010) A Local Evaluation of perceptions of crime of European and migrant communities, Report to North Wales Police.  (10 K)

Collaborator: Madoc-Jones,I and Roscoe, K (2009) Evaluation of women’s safety service within the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme. Report for Tai Hafan Cymru

Membership of professional bodies

Peer reviewer for Qualitative Social Work

Higher Education Academy Teaching Fellow 2014

Post Qualification in Social Work 1 (Wales) 2004

Care Council for Wales: 2017 (expires) registered Social Worker 

Qualifications

  • PhD Philosophy, 2014
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, 2007
  • BA Hons in Social Work, 2002
  • Diploma in Social Work, 2001
  • HND in Art and Design 1993

Publications

Publications

  • Roscoe, K.D, Morgan, F. and Lavender, P. (2018) Ageing and learning ICT skills: implications for social care, Social Work and Social Sciences Review(in press) 

  • Roscoe, KD. and Pithouse, A (2016) Discourse, identity and socialisation: a textual analysis of the ‘accounts’ of student social workers, Critical and Radical Social Work, Print ISSN 2049 8608 • Online ISSN 2049 8675. https://doi.org/10.1332/204986016X14761129779307
  • Roscoe, KD (2016) 'Narrative Strategies' in J. Fook, Critical Social Work, 2edn, London: Sage
  • Dubberley, S., Madoc-Jones, I., Parry, O., Graham, K, and Roscoe, K.D. (2015) Wake-up call: Achieving compliance with Youth Justice Orders, Probation Journal, Vol. 62(1) 7–19
  • Roscoe, K. D. and Marlow, M. (2013) Case work in Social Work: The use of reflective letters in Motivational Interviewing, Journal of Social Work Practice, 27 (4) pp.423-440
  • Baker, S., Madoc Jones, I., Parry, O., Warren, E., Perry, K., Roscoe, K. D. and Mottershead, R. (2012) More sinned against than sinning? Perceptions about European migrants and crime, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 13 (3) pp.262-278
  • Madoc-Jones,I. and Roscoe,K. (2011) Independent Domestic Violence Advocates: Perceptions of Service Users , Journal of Diversity in Health and Care.
  • Roscoe, K.D., Carson, A. M. and Madoc-Jones, I. (2011)  Narrative Social Work: Conversations between theory and practice, Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol 25 (1) pp. 47-6
  • Madoc Jones, I. and Roscoe, K. (2009) Women’s Safety Service within the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme: Perceptions of Service Users, Journal of Children and Families, Vol 15 (2) pp. 154-164
  • Roscoe, K and Madoc-Jones, I (2009) Critical Social Work: A Narrative Approach, International Journal of Narrative Practice, Vol 1 (1) pp. 9-18
  • Madoc-Jones,I.,Bates,J.,Facer,B and Roscoe,K (2007) Students with Criminal Convictions on Social Work Courses. British Journal of Social Work., Vol 37 (8) pp. 1387- 1403

Research Funding, Reports and Awards

  • Carey, M., and Roscoe, K.D. (2014) Older People and the use of IT to combat loneliness
  • Social Work Education Research Award (SWERSA) – scholarship to complete PhD studies.
  • Roscoe K, Livingston, W. and Carson A. (2011) A local evaluation of the Integrated Family Support Services. Report for Wrexham Social Services
  • Bakes,S., Madoc-Jones,I. Parry,O., Warren,E., Perry,K., Roscoe, K., Anderson,M., Mottershead,R (2010) A Local Evaluation of perceptions of crime of European and migrant communities, Report to North Wales Police.
  • Roscoe,K and Madoc-Jones ,I (2010) Providing services to high risk victims of domestic violence: Report into the IDVA service in Powys and Ceredigion. Report for Tai Hafan Cymru
  • Madoc-Jones,I and Roscoe, K (2009) Evaluation of women’s safety service within the Integrated Domestic Abuse Programme. Report for Tai Hafan Cymru

 

Books/Book Chapters

 

  • Roscoe, K.D. (2018) ‘Critical Discourse Analysis: towards a language critique’, in Webb, S (2018) Critical Social Work Manual (in press)
  • Roscoe, K. D. (2018) ‘Narrative approaches’ in Payne, M. and Reeth Hall, E. (2018) Social Work Theory (in press): Routledge
  • Roscoe, K. D. (2016) ‘Narrative Strategies’ in J. Fook (2016) Critical Social Work, Sage: London 
  • Roscoe, K. D. (2014) ‘Safeguarding and Mental Health’ in, P. Taylor, Morely S. and Corteen K (2014) A Companion to Criminal Justice, Mental Health and Risk, Policy Press.

Book Reviews

 

  • Roscoe, K.D. (2015) Understanding Emotions in Social Work: Theory. Practice and Reflection, Social Work Education: the international journal (in press)
  • Roscoe, K. (2009) Introducing Social Policy, Cliff Alcock, Guy Daly and Edwin Briggs (eds), Harlow, Pearson Longman, 2008, ISBN 9781405858489, British Journal of Social Work
  • Roscoe, K (2007) Sexuality and Social Work, J. Bywater and R. Jones, Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP), Higher education Academy. 9781844450855
  • Roscoe, K. and Madoc-Jones, I. (2007) Comprehensive Mental Health Practice with Sex Offenders and their families, C. Hilarski and J. Wodarski, Journal of Social Work.  

Conference Presentations

7th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work.                                     2017

Paper: A critical analysis of Restorative Practice

6th International Conference on Sociology and Social Work, Denmark                       2016

Paper: Critical Discourse Analysis Styles and Genres of the social work identity.

5th International Conference on Sociology

and Social Work. New Directions in Sociology:  Chester,    UK                                  2015

Narratives, Identity and Praxis

International Sociological Association                    

 Milan

Denmark

 

Japan

 

UK

 

Japan

 

 

Hong Kong

 

Glyndwr

2015

2012

 

2011

 

2010

 

2009

 

 

2008

 

2008

International Conference on Social Work (2013)  and Sociology, Aalborg University. Social Work Discourses. 

Victimology , TOKIWA University, Japan 2011

 

The Narrative Practitioner, Keele University, The Meta- narrative of social work 2010

 

IPSCAN (International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. Japan 2009

 

Re-authoring Trauma: Interactive Presentation – HONG KONG   2008

 

The Narrative Practitioner, Glyndwr University. A working Approach towards Narrative Social Work Practice

 

 

Enterprise, Kmowledge Transfer & Consultancy

Lead: Roscoe, K. D. (2018) A local evaluation of multiagency training: perceptions of thresholds and eligibility (5k). In partnership with Sandwell Council (current)

 

Lead:  Roscoe, K. D and Hurd, A. (2017/18) A Local evaluation of restorative practices in children and families social work (6k). In partnership with Wolverhampton City Council (current)

 

 

 

Previous professional experience

University of Chester- 2012- 2015

Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Program lead for Health and Social Care.

Research projects and innovation (income generation)

Glyndwr University- 2007- 2012

Social Work (Lead) BA Hons and PQ awards, Programme Leader for BA Hons \Senior Lecturer

Yale College of Wrexham -2005-2007

Social Care Strategy Officer and Planning and development officer and secondment to write a Care Management Safeguarding Manual for Social Workers in Wrexham. Published internally.

Wrexham County Borough Council- 2003-2005

Social Care Strategy Officer and Planning and development officer and secondment to write a Care Management Safeguarding Manual for Social Workers in Wrexham. Published internally.

Wrexham County Borough Council- 2000-2003

Social Worker/ Generic Adults (later specialised in learning difficulties)

Thomas Family Partnership- 1996- 1999

Manager of Day Services for people with Physical and Sensory Impairments

 

 

Further information

External Examiner

Current: University of Bath Bsc in Social Work 2013 onwards

Chairing a PhD Viva, University of Wolverhampton 2015

PhD supervisory Training, University of Wolverhampton 2015

PhD supervision training, University of Chester 2015

Intensive Family Support: New Methods of Intervention x 4 days – Welsh Government

 

NVivo x  days- Glyndwr University 2010

 

Narrative Therapy 2009 – London: Brief Therapy Practice

 

Gestalt Groups: Understanding group dynamics 2009, London