Dr Michaela Rogers

Lecturer in Social Work

Office Times

Monday 9.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday 9.00am - 12.00pm


For the past twenty years I have worked across the social care and social work sectors. My areas of practice include domestic violence and abuse, child protection and, more latterly, foster care. I am a registered social worker and a member of the College of Social Work.


I currently teach on the Step Up to Social Work programme; an accelerated programme sponsored by the Department of Education. I also contribute to the Professional Doctorate programme as I am the lead for the first module: Doctoral Foundations. I am a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Interests

I have a number of research interests including:

  • domestic abuse, gender violence and familial abuse
  • gender, trans and gender non-conformity
  • hidden and marginalised communities
  • anti-oppressive and critical practice
  • reflective practice and reflexivity
  • power/empowerment and advocacy
  • narrative and voice
  • feminist theory/critical theory.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PGCap Academic Practice (University of Salford) 2015
  • PhD Social Work (from University of Sheffield). 2010-2013.
  • MA (with distinction) Social Work (from Manchester Metropolitan University). 2007-2009
  • BA (Hons) Social Policy (from Manchester Metropolitan University). 1996-1998


  • 2015 - present: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2015 - present: Board Member, Cloverleaf Advocacy
  • 2014 - present:Reviewer - International Journal of Social Research Methodology,  Qualitative Social Work, Social Work Education
  • 2014 - present: Social Research Association – member
  • 2013 - present: National Organisation for Practice Teaching - member
  • 2012 - present: British Sociological Association - member
  • 2012 - present: Feminist and Women’s Studies Association - member
  • 2012 - present: HCPC - registered social worker no. SW85402
  • 2011 - present: College of Social Work - member no. M102715


  • Peer-reviewed journals:

Rogers, M. (2015) ‘Breaking down barriers: the potential for social care practice with trans survivors of domestic abuse’. Health and Social Care in the Community. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/hsc.12193/abstract.

Rogers, M. (forthcoming) ‘Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse: a conceptual tool’. Sociology.

  • Book chapters:

Rogers, M. and Edmondson, D. ( 2013) ‘Using Supervision, Reflective Practice and Critical Thinking’ in D. Edmondson (ed) Social Work Practice Learning: A Student Guide.  London: Sage Publications Ltd.

  • Other publications:

Parkinson, K. and Rogers, M. (2015) Get families involved to protect children from domestic violence, the Guardian Social Care Online, 23 July 2015. Accessed at: http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/jul/23/domestic-violence-family-group-conferences

Rogers, M. (2014) TV Chef Lorraine Pascal shows successful fostering is about more than race, the Conversation, 24 June 2014. Accessed at: http://theconversation.com/tv-chef-lorraine-pascale-shows-successful-fostering-is-about-more-than-race-28348