Lisa is a qualified social worker and research fellow interested in child and family social work, children in care, children and childhood and the interactions between children, families and professionals. She has been involved in research in various areas of child and family social work and undertake teaching with undergraduate and postgraduate student social workers and training for post-qualified social workers.
Lisa teaches in various areas related to child and family social work and research methods.
FERGUSON, H., WARWICK, L., COONER, T.S., LEIGH, J.T., BEDDOE, L., DISNEY, T. and PLUMRIDGE, G., 2020. The nature and culture of social work with children and families in long‐term casework: Findings from a qualitative longitudinal study Child and Family Social Work. 1-10 DISNEY, T., WARWICK, L., FERGUSON, H., LEIGH, J.T., COONER, T.S. and BEDDOE, L., 2019. “Isn't it funny the children that are further away we don't think about as much?”: Using GPS to explore the mobilities and geographies of social work and child protection practice Children and Youth Services Review. 100, 39-49
FERGUSON, H., LEIGH, J.T., COONER, T.S., BEDDOE, E., DISNEY, T., WARWICK, L. and PLUMRIDGE, G., 2019. From Snapshots of Practice to a Movie: Researching Long-Term Social Work and Child Protection by Getting as Close as Possible to Practice and Organisational Life British Journal of Social Work. 0, 1-18
Research Fellow (2016-2018): Research Fellow on the ESRC funded project 'Organisations, staff support and the dynamics and quality of social work practice: A qualitative longitudinal study of child protection work'.
Research Assistant (2014-2015): Evaluating the development of the Continuing Professional Development program in social work at the University of Nottingham, with Professor Harry Ferguson (University of Nottingham) and Dr Joe Sempik (University of Birmingham).
Research Assistant (2014-2015): Evaluating the implementation of Family Group Conferences, with Professor Kate Morris (University of Sheffield) and Professor Peter Marsh (University of Sheffield).
Research Assistant (2014): British Academy Grant, 'Social Workers constructions of family in professional practice, an international comparative study', with Professor Kate Morris (University of Sheffield) and Professor Sue White (University of Birmingham).
PhD in Social Work (2013-2016): ESRC funded ethnographic research project exploring adult-child relationships and the role of touch in residential child care practice.