Professor Jonathan Scourfield
Deputy Head of School
Jonathan is Professor of Social Work. Before becoming an academic he worked as a teacher in a comprehensive school, a group worker in a therapeutic community for former drug users and a probation officer. He has worked at Cardiff University since 1996 and is currently the Deputy Head of School.
I am interested in supervising doctoral research on:
- Social work with men
- The social context of suicide and self-harm
- The effectiveness of social work in any field
Honours and awards
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Member of ESRC Peer Review College
- Member of commissioning panel for AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme 'Youth' call and ESRC early intervention call
- Member of the ESRC recognition panel for doctoral training in social work
- Deputy Chair of National Institute for Social Care and Health Research social care grants panel
- Trustee of Children in Wales
- Registered social worker (Care Council for Wales)
- Member of European Social Work Research Association
- Member of (US) Society for Social Work and Research
- Member of British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Previous academic positions
Lecturer, Senior lecturer and then Reader in Cardiff School of Social Sciences
- 2014 British Isles suicide research symposium
- 2014 JSWEC/UK Social Work Research Conference
- 2014 keynote speaker at launch seminar for CASCADE children's social care research and development centre
- 2013 keynote speaker at BASPCAN conference in Cardiff on fathers
- 2013 keynote speaker at Swansea University conference on work with fathers
- 2013 National Eisteddfod 'Plentyndod fel Mwslim yng Nghymru'
- Social science perspectives (MA Social Work)
- Research design (Taught Masters)
- Gender relations and society (UG)
My research interests include social work with men; distress and suicidal behaviour; child welfare; children's identities; and social work education and research capacity-building.