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Research Profile

Dr Alyson Rees 

Selected Publications

Rees, A., Holland,S. and Pithouse, A. (2010) Food in foster care:care, communication and conflict’, Children in Society . Available on-line.

Robinson A., Tregidga, J. and Rees, A. (2010) Final Evaluation Report on the  Cardiff HomeSafe Project , Women’s Safety Unit , Cardiff

Rivet, M. and Rees, A. (2008) ‘Working with the Perpetrators of Domestic Violence’, in (eds) S.Green, E. Lancaster, and S. Feasey, Offending Behaviour,  Devon: Willan Publishing.

Rees,A and Pithouse, A. (2008) ‘The intimate world of strangers - embodying the child in foster care’, Child and Family Social Work, 13, 338-347.

Rees,A. (2006) ‘Shark infested waters, working with male abusers: a woman’s perspective’, Context, Canterbury: Womankind 84, 27-28.

Rees, A. & Rivett, M. (2005)  ‘Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom, Let a Hundred Schools of Thought Contend: Towards a Variety in Programmes for Perpetrators of Domestic Violence’. Probation Journal 52(3): 277-288

Rivett, M. and Rees, A. (2004) ‘Dancing on a Razor’s Edge’, Journal of Family Therapy, 26 (2): 142-162

Rees, A. (2004) ‘The Forward Steps’, Community Care 10th June.

Davey, D. and Rees, A. (2003) An exploratory study of neglect cases: A Report for Gwent A.C.P.C, Cardiff School of Social Sciences.

Rees, A. (2002) An Evaluation of the Forward Steps Project, London, Children’s Society.


Forthcoming Articles

Rees, A. and Pithouse, A. (2011) ‘The regulatory ethic of care and the obdurate world of intimate relations – foster care divided? Ethics and Social Welfare Journal.  (invited paper for special edition)


Conference Papers

2010 ‘Teaching of interviewing skills and assessment‘ 8th International Conference for Practice Assessors, Bouremouth.

2010 ‘Successful foster care’ Cardiff University Social Work Research and Practice Seminars.

2010 ‘Foster care; a view from the inside’, Youth in mind: beyond risk ; the developmental needs: 9th Looking After Children Conference, Montreal, Canada.

2009 ‘Foster care; an in-depth exploration’ Conference for Care Standards Inspectors – Wales,  WAG/Cardiff University

2008 ‘A model for collaboration in practice learning’, ERASMUS Exchange Conference, Amsterdam.

2008 ‘The inner world of foster care’, Looked after Children: Latest Research from Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

2007 ‘Neglect matters’, Making a Difference in 21st Century Social Work, Joint Social Work and Education Conference, University of Wales, Swansea.

2007 ‘Food and foster care’, Children’s Research Group Trinity College Dublin.

2005 ‘Foster care: what works’, Children’s Research Group, Trinity College, Dublin.

2004 ‘Protecting children and neglect’ Child Protection and European Trends’, University of  Kassel, Germany.

2003 ‘Working with the perpetrators of domestic violence: a Western perspective’, Social Work and Social Services in a Global Context, University of Lapland.

2002 ‘An Evaluation of Forward Steps’, Research into Practice, Cardiff University.