International work is a big part of my role. Below is an outline of some of the international work I have undertaken recently.
I have worked collaboratively with colleagues in the Social Work Department at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania for many years. My work has involved; overseeing knowledge exchange visits for staff and students, delivering sessions to Masters and undergraduate students and presenting at their annual International Youth Conference.
My current work involves collaborative research with Dr Cristina Faludi on young adults’ attitudes towards sex and relationship education (SRE) in schools in England and Romania. The findings have been presented at international conferences in England, Wales and Romania and used to contribute to the Department of Education’s (DfE) Consultation on Relationship and Sex Education in November 2018.
I work in partnership with a number of Nepali schools, colleges and settings, organising knowledge exchange visits for staff and students and supervising PhD students.
In my current work I have shared my findings on ‘Childhood experiences of separation and divorce’ with:
- Academic colleagues and Social Work students at Kadambari Memorial College to explore the issues raised for Nepali children when their parents separate
- Psychologists and Counsellors at the Centre for Mental Health and Counselling in Nepal where the framework for understanding children’s accommodation of parental separation is being tested out.
I also work with academic partners in Germany, Denmark, Estonia and Finland.