Brian Taylor

Professor

  • Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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1993 …2021

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Brian Taylor is Professor of Social Work. Professionally qualified in social work and teaching, he spent 10 years as a practitioner and manager, and then 15 years in training and organisation development in health and social care. His first degree was in physics (with philosophy) at Bristol University and his PhD in the Department of Epidemiology, Queen’s University Belfast. Brian’s research and teaching interests are in professional judgement, decision making, assessment tools and processes, risk (assessment, communication and management) and use of knowledge to inform practice. He is principal organiser of the biennial international symposium: Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work (www.ulster.ac.uk/dare). Brian has supervised research projects and PhD students on these topics, including with colleagues in psychology, law, communication studies, computer studies and health care. His publications include the books: Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work; and Understanding and Using Research in Social Work. Brian Taylor is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; an honorary Senior Fellow of the School for Social Care Research at the National Institute for Health Research, London; an honorary Associate Scientist of the Harding Centre for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin; and a founder member of the Board of the European Social Work Research Association.

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