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Rachel Fyson

Associate Professor; Director of the Centre for Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Rachel Fyson is currently Director of the Centre for Social Work, having joined the Centre for Social Work as a lecturer in September 2005. She previously worked as a Research Fellow for both the Ann Craft Trust, University of Nottingham and the Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol and prior to becoming an academic worked for over a decade in adult social care - mostly in services for adults with learning disabilities. Her research interests lie primarily in matters relating to adult social care services, including: the tension between promoting individual choice and seeking to safeguard against avoidable abuse; policy implementation; interagency working; and service evaluation.

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Past Research

Fyson, Rachel and Kitson, Deborah (2007) Independence or Protection - does it have to be a choice? Reflections on the abuse people with learning disabilities in Cornwall. Critical Social Policy, 27 (3). pp. 181-186. ISSN 0261-0183

Fyson, Rachel (2007) Young people with learning disabilities who sexually harm others: the role of criminal justice within a multi-agency response. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35 (3). pp. 181-186. ISSN 1354-4187

Wilson, Kate and Fyson, Rachel and Newstone, Simon (2007) Foster Fathers: their experiences and contributions to fostering. Child & Family Social Work, 12 (3). pp. 22-31.

Fyson, Rachel (2007) InYoung people with learning disabilities who sexually abuse: understanding, identifying and responding from within generic education and welfare services.: Working with children and young people who sexually abuse: Taking the field forward. Russell House Publishing, Lyme Regis, pp. 110-122. ISBN 978-1-905541-01-0

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