Applied Social Studies & ISS21

Professor Margaret Alston, Newcastle University, Australia

Wednesday 23 February 2022 09.30-10.30

Online -

This lecture focuses on the response of social workers to increasing disasters including the Covid 19 pandemic. Drawing on the Australian experience, the discussion covers ways that social workers and other health professionals have had to adapt to significant disaster events. At the same time the dominance of climate change denial amongst politicians has limited attention to social policies necessary to prepare for increasing disasters. This paper calls on social workers and other health professionals to take a lead in this emerging field of practice, shaping and influencing socially just policy responses. This event is co-hosted by the Master of Social Work programme, School of Applied Social Studies, and the ISS21 Research for Civil Society and Social Action (REACT) Cluster.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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