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Dr Karin Cooper

Lecturer/Head of Department for Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work

Summary

Karin has worked as a lecturer at the University of Hull since 2011, her current research focuses on the use of participatory theatre techniques in the education of social workers.

She has also conducted research into the experiences of kinship carers' own children, and she is a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Social Work.

Karin qualified as a social worker at the University of Hull in 2002. Her background is in child protection and fostering with expertise in the area of family and friend care.

Journal Article

Displaying the ‘professional self’: the impact of social workers' performance and practice on kinship carers' own children

Cooper, K. (2017). Displaying the ‘professional self’: the impact of social workers' performance and practice on kinship carers' own children. Child & family social work, 22(2), 914-922. https://doi.org/10.1111/cfs.12311

Postgraduate supervision

Karin welcomes applications in

- fostering

- kinship care

- looked after children

- child sexual exploitation

Current PhD supervisions

- Theresa Redmond - Child Sexual Exploitation

- Haya Aleshaiwy - Child Protection in a Saudi Arabian Context

- Nkiru Ikeh - Children's Rights in Nigeria