|University of Salford, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Allerton Building, The Crescent , Salford, M5 4WT.|
Dharman Jeyasingham & Julie Morton (2019) How is ‘racism’ understood in literature about black and minority ethnic social work students in Britain? A conceptual review, Social Work Education, DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2019.1584176
Morton, J. (2018) ‘“Text-work” in Research Ethics Review: The significance of documents in and beyond committee meetings’, , 25(7–8), pp. 387–403. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2018.1537790.
Morton, J. & O’Reilly, M. “Mental health, big data and research ethics: Parity of esteem in mental health from a UK perspective”, Clinical Ethics
Julie Morton is a Senior Lecturer in social work and teaches citical professional practice (theory and policy), research ethics and use of theory for social work. Before entering higher education she was in practice as an Approved Social Worker in mental health working in statutory agencies in the North West of England.
Her PhD was a study of the 'everyday' work of NHS Research Ethics Committes carried out with the support of the National Research Ethics Service (NRES), The focus of the study was the operationalisation and conceptualisation of capacity and consent in current ethical review processes using institutional ethnography.
Her other research interest is in the development of innovative practice in teaching and learning about race and sexuality on social work programmes.
Julie has lead curriculum development and design (for the MA in qualfying social work, the Msc in Applied Social Work/CPD for qualified social workers and the MA in Social Pedagogy). Julie also developed a CPD framework for qualified social workers in conjunction with partner agencies.
Public engagement debate (University of Manchester)
Julie is currently engaged in collaboartive research with the University of Manchester and OsloMet on the experiences of BME students on qualifying programmes.
HRA Summary for participants
Ethical regulation in general and ethicsreview more specifically are perceived as challenging for researchers and have been subject to critique from both qualitative and quantitative research paradigms. Existing critique clusters around the following themes:
Bureaucracy and its impact on research. Authors here suggest that there are unacceptable delays in receiving decisions on ethics in review or that the requirements of review are excessive, unachievable and constitute a barrier to research. (Dingwall, 2006; Hammersley, 2010; Stewart et al (2008).
Dominance of quantitative research paradigms. There is perceived lack of understanding of qualitative research and quantitative ‘bias’ (Burrr and Reynolds (2010); Murphy and Dingwall, 2007; Hammersley, 2009, 2010). Alongside critics of the system, particularly in the social sciences, other commentators have identified the potential educative value of engaging with review systems (Wiles,2012; Guillemin and Gillam, 2004; Israel and Hay, 2006) despite acknowledging some of the (historic) limitations in relation to qualitative research paradigms.
Centrality of the informed consent requirement. This has been problematised from a range of perspectives which view it as unachievable in some methodologies, as necessary but problematic, or as an overly bureaucratic requirement which makes it informed but not necessarily genuine (O’Neill, 2003). The shortcomings of procedural consent in medicine and biomedical contexts and which also relate to consent in research ethics have been highlighted by philosophers (O’Neill 2003; Kittay, 2007; Manson and O’Neil, 2007) while sociologists have commented on the potential privileging of consent over other ethical considerations and described informed consent as an ‘ethical panacea’ (Corrigan, 2003). Furthermore, the importan
Symposium with international contributions form guest presenters.
Succesful bid to the Higher Education Authority 'Seminar Series' stream has secured funding for this event.
Co-presented with Steve Myers, University of Salford
co-authored with Dharman Jeyasingham
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With Dharman Jeyasingham
MSc Mental Health (AMHP and BIA)
Organised by University of Manchester, Public Engagement and Involvement.
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Reviewer for the following journals:
Journal of Social Work
Ethics and Social Welfare