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Professor Stan Houston

Assistant Professor (Social Studies)


 Building Better Futures
 Evaluation of Barnardos Family Centre
 User Involvement in Social Work
 Developing Resilience in Residential Child Care
 Investigating Social Work Assessments in Child Care Proceedings

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Wolniak, M. & Houston, S., 'A sociologist in the field of social work: Pierre Bourdiue's theory and its relevance for social work practice', Critical and Radical Social Work, 2022, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Stan Houston and Calvin Swords, Critical Realism, Mimetic Theory and Social Work, Journal of Social Work, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Houston, S. & Swords, C., Critical Realism, Mimetic Theory and Social Work, Journal of Social Work, 2021, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Swords, C. & Houston, S., 'Using social constructionism to research the recovery movement in mental health: A critical reflection on meta-theory shaping the inquiry', Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 2021, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Houston, S. & Swords, C., 'Responding to the 'Weight of the World': Unveilling the 'Feeling' Bourdieu in Social Work', The British Journal of Social Work, 2021, Journal Article, ACCEPTED
Birbeck, A. & Houston, S., 'Intersectionality': An Indispensible Theory for Social Workers Promoting Social Justice in Ireland, Irish Social Worker, 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Stan Houston, Dialectical Critical Realism, Transformative Change, and Social Work, Critical and Radical Social Work, 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Coffey, K. & Houston, S., Socially Aware Life Politics and Social Work in Ireland, Irish Social Worker, 2021, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Houston, S., Montgomery, L. & MacDonald, M., Parenting Capacity Assessment and Enhancement when a Child has Complex Needs, Developmental Delay or a Disability: A Companions Monograph to 'Building Better Futures', 1st, Belfast, Health and Social Care Board, 2020, Book, SUBMITTED
Cullen, L & Houston, S., 'Reflecting on the Role of Eco-systems in Promoting Human Well-Being: Some THoughts for Social Workers, Irish Social Worker, 2020, Journal Article, ACCEPTED

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Coulter, S., Devaney, J., Houston, S., Davidson, G. and Mooney, S., Attaining Theorteical Coherence within Relationship-Based Practice in Child and Family Social Work, The British Journal of Social Work, 2019, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Montgomery, L., MacDonald, M. & Houston, S., Evaluation of the Building Better Futures Project, Belfast, 2019, Report, PUBLISHED
Stan Houston, Reflexivity in Social Work, Social Work Conference on Social Theory, Carlisle, 05/06/2018, 2018, Conference Paper, APPROVED
Stan Houston, Recognizing the Elephant in the Room: Reflexivity and Social Work Practice, Irish Social Worker, 2018, Journal Article, SUBMITTED
Houston, S., Working Ethically in Child Protection, Book Review, 2016, p71 - 72, Review Article, PUBLISHED
Wilson, G., Montgomery, L., Houston, S. and Davidson, G., Regress, React, Resolve: An Evaluation of Mental Health Service Provision - A Summary (Monograph), 1st, Belfast, Action Mental Health, 2015, 1 - 62pp, Book, PUBLISHED
McDonald, M., Hayes, D. and Houston, S., Informal Kinship Care: A Review of the Literature, Belfast, BAAF, 2014, p1 - 42, Report, PUBLISHED
Houston, Realising Family Support in Practice: A Literature Review of 'What Works' , Galway, NUI Galway, March, 2008, p1 - 45, Report, PUBLISHED
Houston, S., Foreword to Journal Content, Review of Chid Care in Practice, by Several , Child Care in Practice, 3, (3), 2007, p1 - 4 , Review, PUBLISHED
Introduction: Social Work Beyond Bureau-Professionalism in, editor(s)Houston, S., McConvey., O'Rourke, M. and Leonard, M. , Social Work and Innovation: An Anthology of Advanced Level Practice., Belfast, CCETSW, 2001, pp1 - 5, [Houston, S.], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED


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Award Date
Professor Emeritus of Social Theory and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast 2012
Visiting Professor, Newcastle University April, 2007