Dr Mark Smith

Head of Social Work and Senior Lecturer


Mark is Head of Social Work and Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.

He spent almost 20 years as a practitioner and manager in List D schools/secure accommodation, and his PhD was essentially an oral history charting changing discourses of care in Scottish residential schools.

He has research and writing interests across a wide range of residential child care policy and practice, especially around concepts of care and upbringing. He has a particular interest in European models of social pedagogy and in applying these in a Scottish context.

Keywords:  Youth crime, residential child care, Kilbrandon, social education, false allegations.


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0131 650 4637

University of Edinburgh
School of Social and Political Science
Chrystal MacMillan Building
15A George Square, Edinburgh

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