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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,


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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Being a ‘good’ mother, Kim, K., Hwang, S. 1 Jul 2019, In: International Social Work
  • ‘If I were given the chance’, Charnley, H., Hwang, S., Atkinson, C., Walton, P. 21 Apr 2019, In: Disability and Society
  • Psychosocial experiences of the ageing of middle-aged people with intellectual disabilities in South Korea, Mee Kim, K., Shin, Y., Hwang, S. 25 Dec 2018, In: International Journal of Developmental Disabilities
  • Valuing disabled children and young people: research, policy and practice, Hwang, S. 28 May 2018, In: Disability & Society
  • Achievements of and challenges facing the Korean Disabled People’s Movement, You, D., Hwang, S. 2018, In: Disability & Society
  • Curative violence: rehabilitating disability, gender, and sexuality in modern Korea, Hwang, S. 26 Nov 2017, In: Disability & Society
  • Enterprising? Disabled? The status and potential for disabled people’s microenterprise in South Korea, Hwang, S., Roulstone, A. 2 Jan 2015, In: Disability & Society
  • Disabled people, choices and collective organisation: examining the potential of cooperatives in future social support, Roulstone, A., Hwang, S. 2015, In: Disability & Society
  • Home Movies: Capturing Children's Daily Life, Hwang, S. 2015
  • Flexible and personalised? An evaluation of a UK tailored employment support programme for job seekers with enduring mental health problems and learning difficulties, Roulstone, A., Harrington, B., Hwang, S. 2014, In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research

PGR Supervision

  • Danielle Rudd Start: 01/10/2018
  • 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: 10/08/2018


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