Dawn Whitaker

Lecturer, PhD student

Research Overview

Most recent publication: Developing Skills for Social Work Practice

My research interests reflect three main themes:

Human rights, and rights-based social work practice.

Generating new and innovative approaches to safeguarding adults.

Critical perspectives on mental distress, neurodiversity and mad studies.

An Autoethnographic Reflection of the Ethics of Autoethnography: A PhD by Practice
Whitaker, D. 26/06/2017
Conference paper

Developing skills for social work practice
Rogers, M., Whitaker, D., Edmondson, D., Peach, D. 11/2016 London : Sage Publications. 296 p. ISBN: 9781473913776.

A gilded cage is still a cage... yet vulnerability remains inherent: optimism, contradiction and dissonance in Court of Protection judgments and its influence on safeguarding adults at risk practice
Whitaker, D., Morgan, H. 05/2015
Conference paper

Social justice for safeguarded adults deprived of their liberty in the United Kingdom?
Whitaker, D. 1/10/2014 In: Disability and Society. 29, 9, p. 1491-1495. 5 p.
Journal article

The independent social worker
Whitaker, D. 04/2014 In: Mental Capacity Law Newsletter. 45, 1 p.

Introducing risk in the context of social work practice learning
Edmondson, D., Whitaker, D. 2014 In: Social work practice learning. London : Sage Publications p. 121-137. 17 p. ISBN: 9781446208908, 9781446208915.

Reform of the Mental Health Act 1983: opportunity or catastrophe for social work?
Fletcher (Maiden name), D. 2004 Norwich : University of East Anglia. ISBN: 1857840941.