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Dr Se Kwang Hwang

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

 I joined Northumbria University in August 2010 and am working as a senior lecturer. I currently teach across the pre and post qualified social work programmes and Integrate Health & Social Care Programme.  I also lecture on disability issues and leading modules on social research. I have a professional background in social work with disabled people and their families as a practitioner, activist and manager in South Korea.  I had worked with a wide range of organisations in faith-based sectors in these roles. As part of my role as department PGR lead, I have been actively involved in the design and provision of doctoral research programme.  I also have been involved in various funded research projects on disability issues.

Campus Address

Coach Lane East Campus (room H016)
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Challenges Faced by Korean Social Workers at the Community Welfare Centres for People with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic, Mee Kim, K., Hwang, S. 3 Feb 2022, In: The British Journal of Social Work
  • Participatory research in a pandemic: The impact of Covid-19 on co-designing research with autistic people, Rudd, D., Hwang, S. 10 Aug 2021, In: Qualitative Social Work: Research and Practice
  • Emergence and clashes in disabled service user organisations in South Korea, Hwang, S. 10 Aug 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Service User Involvement in Human Services Research and Education, London, Routledge
  • Extending Voice and Autonomy Through Participatory Action Research: Ethical and Practical Issues: Reflections on a Workshop held at Durham University, November 2018, Kong, S., Banks, S., Brandon, T., Chappell, S., Charnley, H., Hwang, S., Rudd, D., Shaw, S., Slatcher, S., Ward, N. 2020, In: Ethics & Social Welfare
  • Psychosocial experiences of the ageing of middle-aged people with intellectual disabilities in South Korea, Mee Kim, K., Shin, Y., Hwang, S. 26 May 2020, In: International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
  • Being a ‘good’ mother: Immigrant mothers of disabled children, Kim, K., Hwang, S. 1 Jul 2019, In: International Social Work
  • ‘If I were given the chance’: understanding the use of leisure time by adults with learning disabilities, Charnley, H., Hwang, S., Atkinson, C., Walton, P. 21 Apr 2019, In: Disability and Society
  • Achievements of and challenges facing the Korean Disabled People’s Movement, You, D., Hwang, S. 2018, In: Disability & Society
  • Valuing disabled children and young people: research, policy and practice: Valuing disabled children and young people: research, policy and practice, edited by Berni Kelly and Bronagh Byrne, London, Routledge, 2017, 184 pp., £100.00 (hardback), ISBN 978-1-13-868708-0, Hwang, S. 28 May 2018, In: Disability & Society
  • Curative violence: rehabilitating disability, gender, and sexuality in modern Korea, Hwang, S. 26 Nov 2017, In: Disability & Society

PGR Supervision

  • Kayliegh Langan Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in females. Start Date: 01/03/2022
  • Jan McGregor Hepburn “It Doesn’t Matter How Clever You Think You Are” - The Effects Of Being Observed in Infant Observation Used In Psychoanalytically Informed Psychotherapy Trainings Start Date: 10/08/2018 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Carol Morgan Examining the health care professionals’ experiences in undertaking autistic spectrum condition assessments for children with complex needs. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Carol Morgan Examining the health care professionals’ experiences in undertaking autistic spectrum condition assessments for children with complex needs. Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Danielle Rudd Exploring the impact of cuts to social care services for parents with a learning disability and/or autism Start Date: 01/10/2018


  • Social Anthropology PhD June 30 2009
  • Social Work MA September 26 2003

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