Photo of David McKendrick

David McKendrick


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom


Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

David's research interests lie in the acquisition and application of power and the ways in which particular social policies mobilise authoritarianism, coercive control and urban marginalisation. The role of increasing globalisation and its impllications for Social Work practice has seen a blurring of the lines between emancipatory practice and a form of practice that (along with co author Dr. Jo Finch) David has termed "securitised safeguarding" often meaning that the very people social workers whould be working with to support societal change experience the most oppressive forms of state intervention.

David has been influenced by theorists such as Stuart Hall, Loioc Wacquant, Poalo Friere, Masoud Kamali and Henry Giroux.

External positions

External Examiner, University of Northampton

9 Sep 2017 → …

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where David McKendrick is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

Pressure drop: securitising and de-securitising safeguarding

McKendrick, D. & Finch, J., 14 Apr 2020, In : Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work . 32, 1, p. 61-72 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 15 Downloads (Pure)

    Social work, Covid19 and securitisation

    McKendrick, D. & Finch, J., 24 Apr 2020, Social Work 2020 under Covid-19 Magazine.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

  • PREVENT, safeguarding and the common-sensing of social work in the United Kingdom

    McKendrick, D. & Finch, J., 9 Sep 2019, In : Aotearoa New Zealand Social Work . 31, 2, p. 18-28 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 56 Downloads (Pure)

    Social work and countering violent extremism in Sweden and the UK

    Finch, J., Jonsson, J. H., Kamali, M. & McKendrick, D., 11 Sep 2019, In : European Journal of Social Work. 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Securitising social work: counter terrorism, extremism, and radicalisation

    Finch, J. & McKendrick, D., 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work. Webb, S. A. (ed.). 1 ed. Routledge , p. 244 - 255 Chapter 22. (Routledge International Handbooks).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter