Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Head Of School

School of Social Work and Social Policy

Personal statement

I am a qualified nurse and social worker with 18 years practice experience in social work, the latter 10 of which I managed statutory social work services for adults, in England. I have held many roles in relation to Third Sector governance.  My research interests lie in the experiences of ageing in marginalised communities and most of my research is applied and co-produced with people with lived experience. Prior to joining Strathclyde, I was Professor of Social Care at Middlesex University, London where I worked for 11 years.

My doctorate studies were in educational gerontology exploring the role of lifelong learning in care services. I have a strong interest in the rights of LGBT+ communities and I am a founder member of the international LGBTQI social work network. In relation to learning and teaching I have over 100 publications including 18 key books covering a range of topics on leadership, management, organisational development, feminism, sexual and gender identities, values and ethics, gerontology, social work supervision. I have also published widely in other areas such as the use of the arts in professional education, parenting, ageing and disability. 

I have been involved in funded research by NIHR SSCR; DHSC England; British Academy; IASSW; Comic Relief; EU Cost Action; EU Erasmus Plus, Chief Scientist Office NHS Scotland.

Publications

Physical and mental well-being, risk and protective factors among older lesbians /gay women in the United Kingdom during the initial COVID-19 2020 lockdown
Westwood Sue, Hafford-Letchfield Trish, Toze Michael
Journal of Women and Aging (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2021.1965456
Unheard voices : a qualitative study of LGBT+ older people experiences during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK
Hafford-Letchfield Trish, Toze Michael, Westwood Sue
Health and Social Care in the Community (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13531
LGBT+ parenting
Cocker Christine, Hafford-Letchfield Trish
The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities (2021) (2021)
Scoping the literature about LGBTQI migrants : a critical synthesis of knowledge produced about LGBTQI migrants and implications for social work
Ou Jin Lee Edward, Hafford-Letchfield Trish, Gleeson Helen, Kamgain Olivia, Luu François, Pullen-Sansfaçon Annie
The Routledge International Handbook of Social Work and Sexualities (2021) (2021)
Desexualisation in Later Life : The Limits of Sex and Intimacy
Simpson Paul, Reynolds Paul, Hafford-Letchfield Trish
Sex and Intimacy in Later Life Sex and Intimacy in Later Life, Vol 2 (2021)
The role of professionals and service providers in supporting sexuality and intimacy in later life : theoretical and practice perspectives
Hafford-Letchfield Trish
Desexualisation in Later Life The Limits of Sex and Intimacy (2021) (2021)

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Professional activities

Suicide Bereavement UK’s 10th International Conference: 'Suicide Bereavement: 10 Year’s of Our Collective Voice'
Speaker
22/9/2021
Working with Gender Diverse patients in Primary Care
Speaker
21/9/2021
Sexuality, gender and intersectionality: Examining contemporary social work issues
Participant
11/9/2021
Sexuality, gender and intersectionality: Examining contemporary social work issues
Participant
11/9/2021
Joint University Council Social Work Education ConferenceJUC-SWEC
Participant
8/7/2021
Supporting LGBT+ Ageing Care
Speaker
29/6/2021

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Projects

Understanding and reducing the psychosocial impact of Coronavirus social distancing and behavioural changes on families of care home residents in Scotland
Quinn, Neil (Principal Investigator) Hafford-Letchfield, Trish (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020

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Address

School of Social Work and Social Policy
Lord Hope Building

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