• Northlands Road, Magee Campus

    BT48 7JL Londonderry

    United Kingdom

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1993 …2021

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Biography

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 before joining the University. 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 has been 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 more than 15 PhD students on related topics, including jointly with colleagues in communication studies, psychology, health care, law, computer studies and education. Brian Taylor is a Fellow of the UK 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; a founder member of the Board of the European Social Work Research Association (ESWRA); and founder-convenor of the ESWRA Decisions, Assessment and Risk Special Interest Group.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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