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Prof Jonathan Scourfield 

Dr Jonathan Scourfield
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75402
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74175
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Address:2.30 Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

  • Gender issues in social welfare
  • Distress and suicidal behaviour
  • Child well-being
  • Social work education and research capacity-building
  • Children’s identities

Social work research at Cardiff.

Jonathan takes some time to discuss his research interests below.


Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context

Muslim Childhood: Religious Nurture in a European Context is published by Oxford University Press.

Professor Eleanor Nesbitt (Warwick University) has said:

'For everyone who is interested in contemporary childhood, in Islam, and in religious socialisation more generally, here is a meticulously researched and amply referenced study of the experience of Muslim children in the UK from an ethnically diverse range of families.  In the context of insightful discussion of (for example) identity, the authors bring us the voices of Muslim children and their parents.'


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