Dr Michaela Rogers
PhD, MA, PgCAP, BA (Hons), FHEA
Department of Sociological Studies
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
+44 114 222 6461
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Department of Sociological Studies
Michaela joined the Department of Sociological Studies in January 2019 as a Senior Lecturer in Social Work. Prior to that Michaela was a Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Salford for five years having joined the School of Health & Society on completion of her PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2013.
Before entering academia, Michaela enjoyed many years in social care and social work practice working in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. For the most part, Michaela’s career in practice was spent working in the field of domestic violence and abuse, but she also worked in child protection, foster care, community development and with homeless young people.
Over the course of Michaela’s academic career, she has taught across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes for social work and social policy as well as on the professional doctorate at Salford University. Since embarking on her academic career, Michaela has held a number of leadership roles including: Chair, Athena Swan Committee; School Lead, University’s Women in Research.
- Research interests
Michaela’s research interests and publications are centred on several areas: interpersonal and gender-based violence and abuse; gender, trans and gender diversity; hidden and marginalised communities; multiple social exclusion; qualitative and narrative methods. Michaela has been involved in a number of research projects (both funded and unfunded).
- Developing Skills and Knowledge for Social Work Practice. SAGE.
- Applying Critical Thinking and Analysis in Social Work. SAGE Publications Limited.
- Developing Skills for Social Work Practice. SAGE.
- Working with Marginalised Groups From Policy to Practice. Macmillan International Higher Education.
- Removing gender barriers : promoting inclusion for trans and non-binary carers in fostering and adoption. Child & Family Social Work. View this article in WRRO
- Challenges to implementing the new homelessness prevention agenda in Wales. Social Policy and Society, 19(1), 157-169. View this article in WRRO
- Rural homelessness: Prevention practices in Wales. Social Policy and Society, 19(1), 133-144. View this article in WRRO
- Policy transfer and part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014. Social Policy and Society. View this article in WRRO
- View this article in WRRO Working and homeless : exploring the interaction of housing and labour market insecurity. Social Policy and Society.
- Interrogating the prevention approach of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 for people with mental health needs who are homeless. Social Policy and Society. View this article in WRRO
- Elder homicide : a systematic literature review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. View this article in WRRO
- Socialising Transgender: Support in Transition, Kate Norman. The British Journal of Social Work, 49(5), 1352-1354.
- The intersection of cisgenderism and hate crime: learning from trans people's narratives. Journal of Family Strengths, 17(2).
- The Change Up Project: Using Social Norming Theory with Young People to Address Domestic Abuse and Promote Healthy Relationships. Journal of Family Violence. View this article in WRRO
- Exploring approaches to child welfare in contexts of domestic violence and abuse: Family group conferences. Child & Family Social Work, 23(1), 105-112.
- Growing spaces: an evaluation of the mental health recovery programme using mixed methods. Journal of Research in Nursing, 23(6), 476-489.
- Nurses' recognition of domestic violence and abuse. British Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 6(6), 286-293.
- Transphobic ‘Honour’-Based Abuse: A Conceptual Tool. Sociology, 51(2), 225-240.
- Polly’s story: Using structural narrative analysis to understand a trans migration journey. Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice, 16(2), 224-239.
- Challenging cisgenderism through trans people’s narratives of domestic violence and abuse. Sexualities.
- Interrogating Trans and Sexual Identities through the Conceptual Lens of Translocational Positionality. Sociological Research Online, 22(1), 1-14.
- Breaking down barriers: exploring the potential for social care practice with trans survivors of domestic abuse. Health & Social Care in the Community, 24(1), 68-76.
- View this article in WRRO Exploring the domestic abuse narratives of trans and non-binary people and the role of cisgenderism in identity abuse, misgendering and pathologizing. Violence Against Women.
- Clinical settings where domestic violence and abuse may be encountered In Ali P & McGarry J (Ed.), Domestic violence in health contexts: A guide for healthcare professions
- Domestic violence and abuse and hard-to-reach groups In Ali P & McGarry J (Ed.), Domestic Violence in Health Contexts: A Guide for Healthcare Professions Springer Nature
- Overcoming Barriers: Exploring Specialist Interventions for Supporting Older Women to Escape Domestic Violence and Abuse, Violence Against Older Women, Volume II (pp. 79-99). Springer International Publishing
- Addressing domestic abuse through family group conferences In Parkinson K & Edwards D (Ed.), Family group conferences in social work
- Working with Adult-oriented Issues: Parental Substance Misuse, Mental Ill-health and Domestic Abuse In Horwath J & Platt D (Ed.), The Child’s World
- Diversity and Exclusion in Context In Ahmed A & Rogers M (Ed.), Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice
- Older Women and Domestic Violence and Abuse In Ahmed A & Rogers M (Ed.), Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice
- Trans and gender diversity: from policy to practice In Ahmed A & Rogers M (Ed.), Working with Marginalised Groups: From Policy to Practice
- Using Supervision, Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking In Edmondson D (Ed.), Social Work Practice Learning: A Student Guide
- An evaluation of the Change Up LGBTQ+ programme for Social Sense Community
- Parental conflict: A scoping review for Sheffield City Council
- Post-implementation evaluation of the homelessness legislation (Part 2 of the Housing Act
- A qualitative evaluation of the ‘Green & Growing’ project
- An evaluation of the Change Up Programme
- A robust consultation with parents, young people and professionals regarding NHS CHAMP led by Social Sense: an independent report
- The IRIS Project, Manchester Women’s Aid: an independent consultation with older clients
- Understanding Independent Living Customers at Trafford Housing Trust: an Evaluation
- An Interim Evaluation of the Sahara Project
- Growing Spaces: An Evaluation of the Mental Health Recovery Programme (MHRP) Final Report: September 2017
- Post-implementation evaluation of the homelessness legislation (Part 2 of the Housing Act (Wales) 2014): Interim Report
- The ‘Change Up’ Project, Social Sense: An Independent Evaluation
- Growing Spaces: An Evaluation of the Mental Health Recovery Programme (MHRP): Interim Report
- Barriers to help-seeking Older women's experiences of domestic violence and abuse: Briefing Note
- Trans people's experiences of domestic violence and abuse: messages for practice: Briefing note
- Coronavirus lockdown measures may be putting older adults at greater risk of abuse,.
- Funding cuts could leave victims of domestic violence with nowhere to go.
- Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence.
- TV Chef Lorraine Pascal shows successful fostering is about more than race.
2019 Improving referrals to IRIS from Practice Nursing Teams: an exploratory study. PI.
- Sponsor: The Pankhurst Trust (trading as Manchester Women’s Aid)
- Awarded: £4,960
2019 Scoping exercise and evidence review: Parental Conflict. PI.
- Sponsor: Sheffield City Council
- Awarded: £12,889
2019 An evaluation of the Change Up LGBT Programme, PI
- Sponsor: Social Sense CIC
- Awarded: £3,000
2018 Ageing with Healthy Relationships, Festival of Social Science.
- Sponsor: ESRC
- Award total: £1,000
2018 Older people & Domestic Abuse: A workshop for practitioners, PI. Run in collaboration with Manchester Women’s Aid
- Sponsor: The University of Salford Research Impact Fund
- Award total: £950
2018 An evaluation for the Change Up Programme, PI.
- Sponsor: Social Sense CIC
- Award total: £5,300
2017-18 An evaluation of the Green & Growing Project, Co-I.
- Sponsor: Incredible Education/Inspiring Communities Together
- Award total: £2,200
2017 Independent Living Scheme Evaluation, PI
- Sponsor: Trafford Housing Trust
- Award total: £8,866
2017 CHAMP evaluation, PI.
- Sponsor: NHS Manchester University Foundation Trust
- Award total: £60,000
2017 An evaluation of the Sahara Project, PI
- Sponsor: Manchester Women's Aid
- Award total: £5,000
2016-18 Post-Implementation Evaluation of the Part 2 Homelessness of the Housing Act, Co-I and Case Study Lead
- Sponsor: Welsh Government
- Award total: £98,000
2015-18 Older people and domestic abuse, PI
- Sponsor: Vice-Chancellor's ECR Scholarship, the University of Salford
- Award total: £2,000
2015-17 An evaluation of the Mental Health Recovery Programme, Co-I
- Sponsor: Gardens Needs, Salford
- Award total: £31,000
2015 Children’s Workforce Development Training Programme,Co-I.
- Sponsor: Sandwell MBC
- Awarded: £60,000
- Teaching activities
Michaela teaches across the portfolio of social work modules and courses. In addition, Michaela supervises PhD students across a range of fields in social care and social work broadly and she is particularly interested in projects in the following areas: interpersonal violence and abuse across the lifecourse; gender-based violence; domestic abuse; gender, trans and gender diversity; marginalised communities; narrative and qualitative methods.
Michaela welcomes applications and enquiries.