Dr Julie Ridley

Professor of Applied Social Policy, Director of Centre for Citizenship and Community School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Julie researches across a range of social justice topics. With expertise in policy implementation and participatory research involving service users and carers, as well as community members, Julie's work has influenced mental health and social policies, and led to collaborations with community and civic organisations. Julie also supervises postgraduate students whose projects span participatory connected communities approaches in mental health and the impact on green and blue spaces, the impact of place on loneliness for young people, implementation issues of Transforming Care, the impact of user and carer involvement in teaching nursing students, and understandings of social care in post colonial islands.