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Research Profile

Dr Colin Young 

Dr Colin Young
Position:Lecturer in Social Work (Teaching and Scholarship)
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75004
contact info:

Address:Room 1.08


First Degree:

September 1972-June 1975: Full-time attendance at Exeter University obtaining an Honours Degree in Biology,

Post Graduate Qualifications:

August 1979-June 1981: Full-time attendance at Exeter University, obtaining a Degree of Bachelor of Philosophy in Social Work, and Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (C.Q.S.W.).

September 1983- Sept 1984: Full-time attendance at University College, Cardiff, to obtain to a Degree of Master of Science in Applied Social Studies, (Post-Qualifying Study approved by the Central Council of Education and Training in Social Work (C.C.E.T.S.W.)).

January 1986-July 1993: Part-time study for a Ph.D. in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Studies University of Wales, Cardiff.

February 2005 –present: Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Care Council for Wales

Research Interests

Research interests include: older people, and ageing, carers, particularly young carers, interface between health and social care.

I am  interested in developing practitioner -  focused research, - developing research from practitioner and user / carer questions, and have recently researched in the area of hospital discharge.

Social work research at Cardiff.