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Rosemary Furey

Rosemary Furey BA, PGCE, CQSW, MA

Senior Lecturer


I graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA (Hons) in History before going on to complete Initial Teacher Training, followed by a Social Work Qualification at the University of Leeds. I later completed MA Law at the University of Sheffield and am currently undertaking PhD study at the University of Sheffield focussing on Child Protection Practice.

  • About

    I have extensive practice experience in children and Families social work as a social worker and manager within Local Authority Children's Services. My professional interest is the context of substance misuse and child protection; aspects of neglect; the role of supervision; professional social work development and the development of services. My MA focused on the representation of children within a legal context and of disabled children, in particular.

    I joined Sheffield Hallam in 2007 and I teach on the BA Honours Childhood Studies and Early Childhood Studies Degrees.

    child protection
    children's rights in a legal and policy context
    sociology of childhood

  • Teaching

    Department of Education, Childhood and Inclusion

    Social Sciences and Arts

    My PhD research is concerned with practice within the context of child protection and home visiting.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Banks, S., Allmark, P., Barnes, M., Barr, H., Bryant, L., Malcolm, C., ... Ward, N. (2011). Interprofessional ethics: a developing field? Notes from the Ethics and Social Welfare Conference, Sheffield, UK, May 2010. Ethics and Social Welfare, 4 (3), 280-296.

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