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Research Profile

Mr Nick Pike 

Position:Professional Doctorate Student
School:Social Sciences


A Devonian by birth and upbringing, I studied History and Social Policy at the universities of Warwick and York respectively before commencing a long career as a social worker, social work manager and social work educator. My working life has largely been with children and young people with profound learning difficulties and has included periods working with Oxfordshire County Council, the Children’s Society, Norwood and Action for Children. I have lectured in Disability Studies at Winchester University and in Social Work at the University of Gloucester.

Research Interests

  • Social work/social care for disabled children and their families
  • Social pedagogy

PhD Topic / Area

Child care practice in a residential special school for children with complex learning disability and challenging behaviour


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