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Dr Sofia Dedotsi

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Sofia Dedotsi joined Northumbria University in July 2017 and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing. She is a qualified social worker, holds a PhD in Social Work from the University of Manchester (2016) and an MSc in Advanced Social Work from Cardiff University (2009). In 2009, whilst working as a social worker in Wales she also gained the Advanced Award in Social Work from the PQ Consortium for Wales.

She has worked as a practicing social worker both in UK and Greece, carrying 

out statutory and non statutory work and she has also been teaching in qualifying social work courses in two different Social Work Departments in Greece (Patras and Athens) for seven years (2010-2017). Throughout her time in practice, she has worked with a special interest in anti-oppressive practices, user involvement, issues of discrimination and oppression as well as social policy – welfare policies for vulnerable populations. This experience and interest, formed her PhD thesis, which was on social work education and anti-oppressive practice in Greece, exploring the role of social work education in the formation of anti-oppressive practitioners especially at times of national and international crisis.

Since the autumn of 2014, she is an elected board member of the European Association of Social Work Research (ESWRA), representing doctoral and early career researchers and since March 2017 she took the position of Vice-Chair.

Sofia Dedotsi

Campus Address

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences
Northumbria University
Coach Lane Campus East
Room G214


Social Work PhD January 31 2016

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Health State Values of Deaf British Sign Language (BSL) Users in the UK: An Application of the BSL Version of the EQ-5D-5L, Shields, G., Rogers, K., Young, A., Dedotsi, S., Davies, L. 16 Jan 2020, In: Applied Health Economics and Health Policy
  • Resisting within the neoliberalising academy: reflections on doing transformative doctoral research, Dedotsi, S., Panić, G. 6 Feb 2020, In: Emotion, Space and Society
  • Educating against all odds, Dedotsi, S., Young, A. 1 Mar 2019, In: International Social Work
  • Refugee crisis in Greece, Dedotsi, S., Ioakimidis, V., Teloni, D. Jan 2019, In: Comunitania-International Journal of Social Work and Social Sciences
  • The role of social workers in the development of the welfare state in Greece, Dedotsi, S., Young, A. 12 Jun 2019, Austerity, social work and welfare policies, Spain, Thomson Reuters (Professional)
  • Social Work Education in a time of national crisis in Greece:educating the workforce to combat inequalities, Dedotsi, S., Young, A., Broadhurst, K. 2016, In: European Journal of Social Work
  • Social work students' conception on roles within the family in Greece, Dedotsi, S., Paraskevopoulou-Kollia, E. 14 Feb 2014, In: European Journal of Social Work


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