Skip to main content
School of Health and Society

Dr Michaela Rogers

Lecturer in Social Work


Michaela is involved in both research and teaching across the areas of social care, social justice, equality and diversity, safeguarding, interpersonal violence and gender. Michaela has delivered and worked alongside colleagues on a range of projects in the voluntary and public sector. These projects typically aim to explore social problems in terms of everyday experiences or assess the impact of service delivery or specific policy initiatives. Michaela is a qualified social worker registered with the profession’s regulatory body, the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Programme leader for the MA Social Work
  • Module Leader for Research in Practice
  • Module Leader for Understanding Social Work Research

Teaching interests:

  • domestic abuse,
  • safeguarding,
  • interpersonal violence,
  • social work,
  • reflexivity.

Research Interests

I have a number of interests including:

  • interpersonal violence gender-based violence,
  • domestic abuse and familial abuse gender,
  • trans and gender diversity,
  • hidden and marginalised communities,
  • multiple and complex forms of social exclusion, 
  • equality and human rights, 
  • narrative methods.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD Social Work, MA Social Work, PgCAP, BA (Hons) Social Policy, HCPC registered social worker, FHEA


Rogers, M. and Parkinson, K. (2017) ‘Exploring approaches to child welfare in contexts of domestic violence and abuse: family group conferences’. Child & Family Social Work. DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12389

Rogers, M. (2017) ‘Challenging cisgenderism through trans people's narratives of domestic violence and abuse’. Sexualities. DOI: 10.1177/1363460716681475.

Rogers, M. and Ahmed, A. (2017) ‘Interrogating trans and sexual identities through the conceptual lens of translocational positionality’. Sociological Research Online. 22(1).

Ahmed, A. and Rogers, M. (2016) 'Polly's story: Using structural narrative analysis to understand a trans migration journey'. Qualitative Social Work.DOI:10.1177/1473325016664573.

Rogers, M. (2016) ‘Transphobic ‘honour’-based abuse: a conceptual tool’. Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/0038038515622907.

Postgraduate research

  • Interpersonal violence
  • Domestic abuse
  • Gender
  • Safeguarding
  • Marginalised communities