School of Social Sciences

Mr Wulf Livingston - Research Student & Teaching Associate

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Tel: +44(0)1248 382961
Fax: +44(0)1248 382085
Email: sop011@bangor.ac.uk
Location: Room A2.06, Second Floor, Neuadd Alun

Thesis

Measuring the effectiveness of training & consultancy in improving social workers attitudes, perception & knowledge towards working with alcohol and clients who misuse alcohol
(Registered: September 2008)

Supervisor

Professor Howard Davis

Funded by

North Wales Probation Service

Biography

BA History, University College of North Wales, Bangor (1983 -1986)
DipSW, University College of North Wales, Bangor(1994-1996)
MA Social Work, University College of North Wales, Bangor (1994-1996)

Publications

Journal articles

Best, D.  Groshkova, T. McCartney, D. Bamber, S. and Livingston, W. (2009) The Politics of Hope Duglink 24 (6) 20-21
Livingston, W. (2009), Making sense of the mess in my head, Journal of New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Vol 33

(Submitted) Livingston, W. (2009), Making Sense of the Mess in My Head, Journal of New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Vol 33

Book reviews

Livingston, W.  (2009) “Scrabbling for social work integration” Journal of Social Work 9: 243-244

Livingston, W. (2008) 'Prescribing practice for smokers', Addiction Research & Theory,16:5,538-5

Livingston, W. (2005) 'As one psychiatrist said to another', Addiction Research & Theory,11:1,93-94

Livingston, W. (2003), “Smack and grab” Addiction Research & Theory,11:4,285-6

Report

Hughes, S. Livingston, W. Lyon, E and Owen, E. (2008) 'An Initial Profile Analysis of Probation Clients who have received Secondary Screening for Alcohol. A report produced for National Offender Management Service -Alcohol Best Practice series.

In development

Livingston, W. (et al) “The politics of knowledge and recovery – Daring to do” The Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery (due Feb 2011)
Biskin, S. and Livingston, W. (et al) “An evaluation of the role of the Service User and Care Group on a social work degree programme”

Hughes, S. Livingston, W. Lyon, E and Owen, E. (2009) 'An Initial Profile Analysis of Probation Clients who have received Secondary Screening for Alcohol

Research

Papers

Hughes, S.  Livingston, W. Lyon, E and Owen, E.  (2008) “An Initial Profile Analysis of Probation Clients who have received Secondary Screening for Alcohol. A report produced for National Offender Management Service -Alcohol Best Practice series. (cited in NOMS Alcohol Interventions Guidance - http://www.alcoholpolicy.net/2010/02/noms-alcohol-interventions-guidance-.html)

Conference Presentations

Livingston, W. “A social work and social workers perspective “  Reducing risk to young women – cause and effect -  women finding solutions to binge drinking YMWA Conference – London 2009

Livingston, W.  “All the bad drunks giving the good drunks a bad name”   Prisons and Beyond Conference – Leeds 2009

Livingston, W.  “I only hit her coz of the booze”.  Prisons and Beyond Conference – Leeds 2009

Livingston, W.  “Working with people beyond Methadone.   Drug and alcohol a social work issue? A Social Work issue?   British Association of Social Work – Special Interest Group Conference – London 2009

Livingston, W, 'Square Pegs and Round Holes, Screening for Drinkers in the Probation Context ', London, Ministry of Justice, Alcohol Best Practice Series, November 2008

Livingston, W, 'Making sense of the mess in my head', New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group Annual Conference, Bath, April 2008

Livingston, W, 'Developing use of Alcohol Screening Tools within Structured Provision Matrix', London, Ministry of Justice, Alcohol Best Practice Series, October 2007

Livingston, W, 'Square Pegs and Round Holes, Alcohol Targeting, Provision and Probation, Where does the ATR fit in?', ‘Drugs, Alcohol and Criminal Justice – the shape of things to come’ University of Warwick Conference Consortium, March 2007

Professional memberships

Registered Care Council for Wales - W/1002539
British Association of Social Workers -51070
Welsh Organisation of practice Teachers
New Directions in the Study of Alcohol Group

Undergraduate Teaching

SXW2110 Social Work Theory & Practice
SXW3110 Evaluating Research & Practice

Interests

Wulf is currently member of two national research steering groups:

  • Ministry of Justice steering group overseeing the Institute of Criminal Policy for Research-Kings College London – into Effectiveness of Probation staff use of AUDIT screening tool and compliance with the Models of Care for Alcohol Misuse.
  • National Offender Management Service (2006-2008)– Pilot for the introduction of the accredited Programme –Lower Intensity Alcohol Programme (Accreditation due October 2008)

Wulf’s general interests are

  • Encouraging Social Workers to work with Alcohol related issues
  • Initial screening tools for Alcohol use
  • Service User Involvement

 

 

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