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Rachel Fyson

Head of School and Professor of Social Work, Faculty of Social Sciences



Professor Rachel Fyson is currently Head of School of Sociology & Social Policy, having joined the School as a lecturer in September 2005. She previously worked 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, disability (particularly learning disability), safeguarding. residential care and policy implementation.

Selected Publications

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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