Dr Michaela Rogers

PhD, MA, PgCAP, BA (Hons), FHEA

Department of Sociological Studies

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Dr Michaela Rogers
+44 114 222 6461

Full contact details

Dr Michaela Rogers
Department of Sociological Studies
Room G44
Elmfield Building
Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

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).


Journal articles


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.