Social Work Academic Awarded Top US-UK Scholarship

11 September 2018

Social Work Academic Awarded Top US-UK Scholarship

Congratulations to Dr Joe Duffy, from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University, who has been awarded the first UK Fulbright Scholarship award in the discipline of Social Work for over 50 years.

A Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Dr. Duffy, will work with New York University's Silver School of Social Work, Belmont University (Nashville, Tennessee) Social Work Department and the United States Council for Social Work Education (CSWE) during a 12-month period beginning later this month.

Working with these two universities as pilot sites, Dr Duffy's research will focus on the introduction of service user and carer involvement to the Social Work curriculum in the US.
At New York University, his research proposes to specifically focus on working with people affected by the 9/11 terrorist attack of 2001. By bringing this perspective to social work classroom teaching, he will be paralleling work he has undertaken with victims and survivors of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland.

Considered one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, the US-UK Fulbright Commission was founded by diplomatic treaty in 1948, to foster intercultural understanding between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland through educational exchange.

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