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Brian Taylor

School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.
Ulster University


Brian Taylor is Professor of Social Work. Professionally qualified in social work and teaching, he spent 10 years as a practitioner and manager, and then 15 years in training and organisation development in health and social care. His first degree was in physics (with philosophy) at Bristol University and his PhD in the Department of Epidemiology, Queen’s University Belfast.

Research Interest

Brian’s research and teaching interests are in professional judgement, decision making, assessment tools and processes, risk (assessment, communication and management) and use of knowledge to inform practice. He is principal organiser of the biennial international symposium: Decisions, Assessment, Risk and Evidence in Social Work ( and of the annual seminar series: Decision, Assessment, Risk and Evidence Studies. Brian has supervised various research projects on these topics, and his publications include the books: Decision Making, Assessment and Risk in Social Work; Working with Aggression and Resistance in Social Work; and Understanding and Using Research in Social Work.

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