Social work and health inequalities:
In conversation with Julie Fish
As we approach World Social Day 2013, equality is on the global agenda. In today’s podcast, Julie Fish talks to us about social work’s role in addressing health inequalities and the social determinants of health, and the importance of raising the profession’s profile in this area of practice.
Julie Fish is joint convener of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Network, an association of over 300 social work academics and practitioners from over 25 countries worldwide, who seek to combat the causes and consequences of unjust and damaging socially created health inequalities. She has conducted research in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans health and social care inequalities for 18 years. She has recently completed an ESRC Knowledge exchange project RES-192-22-0111 Developing professional knowledge about breast cancer undertaken in conjunction with Macmillan Cancer Support, Breast Cancer Care and LGBT social care NGOs. She has carried out work for the National Cancer Action team and the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Prescription for Change, conducted with Stonewall, is the largest health and social care survey of lesbian and bisexual women in Europe. In 2012, her book Social work and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people: Making a difference was published by The Policy Press. Her research interests include: Health and Human Rights, The Social Determinants of Health, Social Perspectives on Cancer and Public and Patient Involvement.
Dr Julie Fish, Reader in Social Work and Health Inequalities, De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 9BH. UK.
Recommended citation – APA6th
Fronek, P. (Host). (2013, February 23). Social work and health inequalities: In conversation with Julie Fish [Episode 45]. Podsocs. Podcast retrieved Month Day, Year, from http://www.podsocs.com/podcast/social-work-and-health-inequalities/.
Social Work and Health Inequalities Network (SWHIN) www.warwick.ac.uk/go/swhin
Fish, J. & Karban, K. (2013): Health inequalities at the heart of the social work curriculum. Social Work Education. doi:10.1080/02615479.2012.742502.