Dr Claire Lightowler, Director of the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), and Dr Beth Weaver of the University of Strathclyde’s School of Social Work and Social Policy have been awarded a £21,020 contract for an action research project with Glasgow City Council.
The study will use qualitative methods to work with Glasgow Women’s community justice centre, Tomorrow’s Women, and related stakeholders to understand and improve the processes, dynamics and experiences of co-production, which realises the importance of family and community relationships.
Claire’s work focuses on improving practice and policy through bringing together and supporting more effective use of different forms of knowledge (such as research evidence and practitioner expertise). She undertakes knowledge mobilisation and knowledge exchange activities and also conducts research on these topics.
Beth’s research activity is in the fields of criminal justice social work; penal theory and policy; desistance; coproduction and service user involvement. She teaches Offender Supervision and Management on the post-graduate course Criminal Justice and Penal Change and the BA (Hons) and MSW in Social Work.
Pictured: Claire Lightowler