Christine Morley is Professor and Head of the Social Work and Human Services Discipline in the School of Public Health and Social Work, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Justice at Queensland University of Technology. She is also Adjunct Professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a passionate advocate of critical social work and has published extensively on the application of critical theories to social work education and practice including books: Practising Critical Reflection to Develop Emancipatory Change (Routledge 2014), Engaging with Social Work: A Critical Introduction, (author with Phillip Ablett & Selma Macfarlane, Cambridge, 2nd Edition 2019) and most recently, The Routledge Handbook of Critical Pedagogies for Social Work (editor with Phillip Ablett, Carolyn Noble and Stephen Cowden, 2020).
Karmen Toros is a Social Work Professor and the Head of Social Protection at the School of Governance, Law and Society, Tallinn University. She is one of the establisher of the Centre for Advanced Research on Integrity, Rights and Inclusion of the Child (CIRIC). CIRIC aims to improve the quality of services that children and families receive through a research-focus on the rights of the child and professional practice. She is actively involved in social work education and training of child protection workers. Her research focuses on the assessment of children in need in child protection system with a particular interest on child participation. Her recent projects include studying effective participatory discourse in the context of child protection assessment practices and editing a book on children’s right to express themselves during decision-making and assessment process in child protection services.
Yuri Kazepov is professor of urban sociology and comparative social policies at the University of Vienna. He has been Jean Monet Fellow at the European University Institute (1995-96) visiting professor at the University of Bremen (DE), Lund and Växjö (SE), Leuven (BE) and ARC distinguished fellow at the Graduate Center CUNY in New York (USA). He is a founding member of the Network for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet) and past president of RC21 of the International Sociological Association. His fields of interest are urban governance, citizenship and urban quality of life, social policies in comparative perspective. On these issues he has been carrying out extensive comparative research and evaluation activities for many national and international agencies. Among his publications we have (2005) Cities of Europe. Changing contexts, local arrangements and the challenge to social cohesion, Blackwell, Oxford (ed.); (2010) Rescaling social policies towards multilevel governance in Europe, Ashgate (ed.); (2018) Western Capitalism in Transition. Global changes local challenges, Manchester University Press: Manchester (editor with A. Andreotti and D. Benassi). (2020) Local social innovation to combat poverty: a critical appraisal, Policy Press: Bristol. (editor and author with S. Oosterlynck and A. Novy); (2020) Italian Youth in International Context: Belonging, Constraints and Opportunities, Routledge, New York. (editor with V. Cuzzocrea and B. G. Bello). He is currently editing for Edward Elgar the Handbook of Urban Social Policy to be published in 2021.