Portrait of Ms Jackie Hughes Ms Jackie Hughes

j.s.hughes@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473143



Biography

Current post

  • 09/2005: Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield

Career history

  • 10/2001 - 09/2005, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Leeds
  • 09/1994 - 08/2002, Health and Community Social Worker, Kirklees
  • 09/1994 - 03/1995, Development worker, National Development Team
  • 09/1993 - 10/2012, Tutor, Open University
  • 09/1989 - 08/1992, CSS Study Supervisor, Kirklees M.C.
  • 09/1983 - 03/1990, Lecturer, Bretton Hall College
  • 09/1981 - 01/1983, Fostering and Adoption Officer, Kirklees M.C.
  • 09/1978 - 08/1981, Social Worker, Stockport Social Services
  • 09/1975 - 08/1978, Social Worker, Salford Social Services
  • 09/1971 - 08/1972, Residential Child Care Officer, Lambeth

Research and Scholarship

My research interests are in the area of disability and social work practice. My MA dissertation was an evaluation of the social model of disability with particular reference to people with learning disabilities. As a project worker with the National Development Team, I interviewed families with children with extensive support needs about their experiences of using short break services. I have participated in the research by JRF on the housing needs of disabled children, and was a member of the advisory group for joint projects on housing and disabled children. I facilitated a parents’ reference group to inform the JRF programme on housing and disabled children.

I have spoken on ‘You and Yours’ (19/11/2002) about Housing and Disabled Children and, in Autumn 2003, I wrote an article for ‘Share an Idea’ the publication of Contact a Family, about transitions.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Hughes, J (2016) ‘Using Digital Stories as a method for developing students’ understanding and recording of service users’ views’. In: Inspire Conference 2016, 21st June 2016, University of Huddersfield

Bywater, J., Hughes, J., O'Loughlin, S. and Ryden, N. (2016) ‘Direct work with children’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781473942943

Hughes, J. and Ryden, N. (2016) ‘Life Story work with children’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781473942943

Hughes, J (2016) ‘Social work with disabled children’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781473942943

2014

Hughes, J. and Roberts, B. (2014) ‘Observation with disabled children and adults with learning difficulties’. In: Effective Observation in Social Work Practice. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781446282762

Hughes, J. and Roberts, B. (2014) ‘Observation with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities’. In: Effective Observation in Social Work Practice. London, UK: Sage. . ISBN 9781446282779

2013

Hughes, J (2013) ‘Social work with children with disabilities and their families’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. Exeter: Sage. pp. 77-90. ISBN 9781446257074

Bywater, J., Hughes, J., Ryden, N. and O'Loughlin, S. (2013) ‘Direct work with children and young people’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. Exeter: Sage. . ISBN 9781446257074

2008

Hughes, J (2008) ‘Social work with children with disabilities and their families’. In: Social Work with Children and Families. Exeter: Learning Matters. pp. 77-90. ISBN 9781844451449

Hughes, J (2008) ‘Housing and Disabled Children’. In: Canadian Disability Studies Association Conference, 4-5 June 2008, University of British Columbia

Esteem

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the HEA and registered social worker with HCPC (SW79194).

Enterprise Activities

I have been a trustee of CCNUK ( Care Coordination Network UK) and a member of the ODPM (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) review group of the disabled facilities grant. I am a member of the Carers subgroup of the Learning Disability Partnership Board.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I have been involved in social work teaching since 1983 teaching on full-time, part-time and distance learning courses. As I have also worked as a training officer in social services, and as a practice educator and practice assessor, I am able to support students on placement in a range of social work settings. I use a variety of teaching methods in the delivery of modules, including presentations, small group work and e-learning.

I am currently module leader for the placement modules for both the BSc and MSc in social work. I facilitate the practice educator and placement tutor support meetings, and am a member of the WYPEG ( West Yorkshire Practice Educator Group).

I lecture on the following modules: social work with adults, social work knowledge and interventions, adult safeguarding, safeguarding: risk, policy and practice, contemporary issues in adult safeguarding. I facilitate seminars on the understanding social work and social work knowledge and interventions modules, and I am a tutor on the undergraduate social work course.