Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 December 2014

QUB academics to edit prestigious UK journal

Two social work experts from Queen’s University in Belfast have been appointed co-editors of the British Journal of Social Work, the UK’s leading academic social work journal.

Professor John Pinkerton and Dr Jim Campbell are based in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work at Queen’s.

They are the first Northern Ireland academics to hold the prestigious positions.

The journal covers every aspect of social work, with papers reporting research, discussing practice, and examining theories.

It is read by social work educators, researchers, practitioners and managers who wish to keep up to date with theoretical and empirical developments and is regarded as one of the top 10 international journals in its field.

Professor Pinkerton said: “The British Journal of Social Work is ideally positioned to connect the world of British social work research and practice to the increasingly global profession that is social work today. The journal already has an impressive international reputation and to see that further strengthened is one of the major goals of our term of office.”

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