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Research Statement

My main research interests are in the area of digitalization and professional education, in particular, how social work education socializes students for practice in an emergent social world. Recent projects include: an examination of the contribution of social work education to the preparedness of students for practice in the connected age; and Academic Advisor to a project investigating ‘The Digital Capabilities of Social Workers in England’ in order to improve practices in this area. 

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social work Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
learning Social Sciences
student Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
social media Social Sciences
digitalization Social Sciences
social worker Social Sciences

Research Output 2013 2019

Open Access
social work

Social Work Virtual Pal has Grown! [Blog]

Taylor, A. M. L. & Hitchcock, L., 18 Jul 2019

Research output: Other contribution

social work
human being

Social Work Virtual Pal (#SWVirtualPal)… a very ‘real’ connection!

Taylor, A. M. L. & Hitchcock, L., 29 Jul 2018

Research output: Other contribution

social work
human being
internet community
social media

SWVirtualPal Hash-tagging for Connection [Poster Presentation]

Taylor, A. M. L. & Hitchcock, L., 04 Jul 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster


Community Care National Survey Award - Top 60 in #socialcare60

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


JISC Top 50 Social Media Innovators in Higher Education UK

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social media

Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

student union

School of Social Work Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

social work

UK Government Top 3 Women in Tech Leaders Award

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2013 2019

Digitalisation, Social Services, Social Need

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Keynote speaker)
17 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


Journal of Technology in Human Services (Journal)

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Reviews editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

European Social Network (ESN) Launch of the Digitalisation Working Group

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Speaker)
17 Oct 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

Digital Capabilities for Social Workers [BASW/SCIE]

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Consultant)
01 May 201901 Mar 2020

Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

A Connected Community of Learning for Practice: Social Work Virtual Pal. [Paper]

Amanda Taylor-Beswick (Presenter), Laurel Hitchcock (Presenter)
Jul 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation