Charlotte is a practitioner-academic and has over ten years of experience in frontline child protection teams at Manchester City Council as a social worker, senior social worker and Team Manager. Charlotte is a qualified Practice Educator and has supervised 6 social work students on final practice placements. In 2020 Charlotte gained City & Guilds Institute of Leadership and Management (Level 5) qualification through completing a programme of workshops and a work-based project, successfully piloting Group Supervision in district social work teams. In 2021, Charlotte applied for, and was awarded, a National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Pre-doctoral Local Authority Fellowship. This fellowship is due to be completed in August 2023, alongside an MA in Social Research at the Sheffield Methods Institute. In September 2022 Charlotte successfully applied for a Public Involvement Fund grant from the NIHR Research Design Service (North West) to complete public involvement and engagement work in the community to inform her PhD proposal. In 2023, Charlotte successfully applied for an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship, due to start in September 2023 and will be supervised by Dr Michaela Rogers and Prof Parveen Ali. Charlotte’s PhD research is a mixed methods study on the topic of child-to-parent violence and abuse. As part of the local authority fellowships, Charlotte remains employed by Manchester City Council to support the building of research capacity within the local authority.
- Child-to-parent violence and abuse
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Child protection social work
- Local authority social work
- Practitioner research
Ashworth, C. and Burke, N. (2023) ‘Striking Ethical Balances: The Contribution of ‘Insider’ Practitioner–Academic Social Work Research in England’, The British Journal of Social Work. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcad171
Rogers, M. and Ashworth, C. (2021) Improving referrals to IRIS from Practice Nursing Teams: an evaluation. Final Report. Sheffield: University of Sheffield