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Professor John Carpenter

Professor John Carpenter

Professor John Carpenter
B.Sc.(Bristol), Cert. App. Soc. Studies, C.Q.S.W., C.Psychol., AFBPsS, DSc

Emeritus Professor

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6755

Research summary

Over the last 35 years John has carried out research for the Department of Health and the NHS on de-institutionalisation, community mental health services, violent mentally disordered offenders and assertive outreach teams. For the Department for Children Schools and Families (now Department of Education), he has researched the impact of Sure Start programmes, and the outcomes and costs of family support services and interagency training to safeguard children. He has also researched for the Department of Health and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the lives of disabled children and young people and their experiences of social care and health services.

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John Carpenter is a registered social worker and chartered psychologist. He joined the School for Policy Studies as Professor of Social Work and Applied Social Science in 2005.  He was appointed as Emeritus Professor in 2017 and continues to work on research with colleagues in the School and at Durham University where he is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Sociology.

John was Professor of Social Work and Director of the Centre for Applied Social and Community Studies at Durham University (1997-2005) and Senior Lecturer in the Applied Psychology of Mental Health at Kent University (1988-96). He previously ...

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