UEL Research Conference: Session 5 – Prevention
Participation, Power, Emotion and Decision Making in Relation to Failing Social Work Students
Jo Finch, Cass School of Education and Communities
Undertaking an assessed placement has long been a feature of social work training internationally. Recent developments in England have emphasised the importance of practice learning although concerns have been raised about the robustness and quality of practice assessment (Finch & Taylor, 2013). Whilst there is a growing international research base that explores practice assessment, it centres on practice educators and does not focus on other key sites of decision making. In the UK, the Practice Assessment Panel (PAP) is a key site of decision making, yet to date, has not been the subject of academic study. Download the full abstract
Can we predict crime?
Allan Brimicombe, Centre for Geo-Information Studies
The reported applications of the new ‘predictive policing’ has tended to focus on the low hanging fruit, such as shootings in the US and on gangs in the UK, where the risk terrains are relatively easy to map. But what of pernicious, high volume crimes such as domestic violence and domestic homicide? Drawing on recent research findings, this presentation critically explores just how predictive we can be for these types of crimes. Download the full abstract.
Development of a probiotic vaccine delivery platform
David Guiliano & Alessia Taccogna, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience
Use of many vaccines in developing parts of the world remains difficult because they require specific storage and distribution conditions. Probiotic microorganisms are components of many commonly eaten foods. Because these organisms are know to be safe and can survive transit through the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) they are being developed as a delivery systems for mucosal vaccines and therapeutic proteins to the GIT. If successful they could offer a number of advantages including low production, storage and distribution costs. Download the full abstract.