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UOA 40 Social Work and Social Policy & Administration

UOA descriptor

The UOA covers all forms of social work and social policy and administration, including governmental, voluntary and community, and private for profit and not for profit. Research in this area covers:

  1. Theory, methodology, ethics and values and pedagogy as they apply to social work, social care, social policy, criminology and criminal justice policy, and substantive issues in these areas of study.
  2. Comparative research and research into international institutions, policy and practice.
  3. Relevant links with other disciplines most importantly demography, development studies, economics, education, health studies, history, law, politics, psychology and sociology and with other stakeholders, professionals, service users and carers.
  4. Policy-making processes, practice, governance and management, service design, delivery and use, and inter-professional relationships
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Panel membership

For full details of Sub-panel 40's membership, please see panel membership.

Panel working methods

For information about Sub-panel 40's working methods, please see their panel criteria and working methods, available to download below.

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Sub-panel 40 is within Main Panel J. For full details of Main Panel J's working methods, please see their main panel criteria and working methods.