Salford academic featured in special edition of international journal

Categories: School of Health and Society

A paper by Patience Udonsi, Lecturer in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work, has been featured in an international journal as part of its Black Lives Matter Special Issue.

The article critically examines the impact of health and social care provision on separated categories of race, disability and neurodivergence. 

Patience (pictured below) said: “I heard about the call for papers from our Equality and Diversity lead here at Salford, Dr Suryia Nayak. I responded to the call because as a black woman l felt that my professional and personal intersectional experiences could be of benefit to others globally. 

“The paper focused on the case study of a young person l met in practice years ago. His life had been negatively impacted by a convergence of discrimination based on his race, disability and neurodivergence. 

“A professional team was able to work with him to mitigate against the impact of the intersections of race, disability and neurodivergence. It is my hope that other professionals will read the paper and consider how their work can empower racialised and minoritised people in our communities.” 

Critical and Radical Social Work: An international journal promotes debate and scholarship around a range of engaged social work themes. 

The journal publishes papers which seek to analyse and respond to issues, such as the impact of global neoliberalism on social welfare; austerity and social work; social work and social movements; social work, inequality and oppression. 

Patience Udonsi

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