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Martin Kettle

Dr.

  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

20142019
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Research interests

Dr Martin Kettle is the Programme Lead for the MSc in Social Work and the Postgraduate Award Chief Social Work Officer. 

Martin is a qualified social worker with over thirty years’ experience in practice, management and policy, including time spent as a Professional Advisor with the Scottish Executive on child protection reform. His doctoral research was a grounded theory study of child protection social work. His teaching at GCU focuses on risk and protection issues, the law and its application to social work, social work practice and research methods. His research interests include child and adult protection, professional identity, decision-making, personalisation and Self Directed Support. 

In 2016 Martin was the Principal Investigator on a study of integrated learning in social work commissioned by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), which can be downloaded here: http://www.sssc.uk.com/about-the-sssc/multimedia-library/publications/70-education-and-training/integrated-learning-in-social-work-a-review-of-approaches-to-integrated-learning-for-social-work-education-and-practice 

He is currently working on a longitudinal study of Newly Qualified Social Workers on behalf of the SSSC. The project website is: https://nqsw2021.wordpress.com/about/ 

His most recent publications are: 
2017 (with Sharon Jackson) Revisiting the Rule of Optimism British Journal of Social Work https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx090 
(2018) A balancing act: a grounded theory study of the professional judgement of child protection social workers, Journal of Social Work Practice https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2018.1438997 

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 4 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Commissioned report

A balancing act: a grounded theory study of the professional judgement of child protection social workers

Kettle, M., Feb 2019, Professional Judgement and Decision Making in Social Work: Current Issues. Whittaker, A. & Taylor, B. (eds.). 1 ed. London : Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

child protection
grounded theory
social worker
anxiety
responsibility

A balancing act: a grounded theory study of the professional judgement of child protection social workers

Kettle, M., 2 May 2018, In : Journal of Social Work Practice . 32, 2, p. 219-231

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

child protection
grounded theory
social worker
Walkers
Mental Processes

Safeguarding Older Adults: Carers' Perspectives

Pearson, C. & Kettle, M., 2018, Safeguarding Adults : Key Themes and Issues . Macintyre, G., Stewart, A. & McCusker, P. (eds.). 1st ed. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 116-129 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

erosion
social support
abuse
evidence
experience

Social work identity

Kettle, M. & Daly, M., Feb 2018, Social Work in a Changing Scotland . Cree, V. E. & Smith, M. (eds.). Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge , p. 59-68 10 p. (Student Social Work).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

social work
profession
referendum
historical development
state formation

Making professional identity: narrative work and fateful moments

Daly, M. & Kettle, M., May 2017, Professional Identity and Social Work . Webb, S. A. (ed.). 1 ed. Routledge , p. 211 225 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

social work
narrative
social worker
organizational sociology
self-concept