Peter Hillen

peter hillen

Dr Peter Hillen

Lecturer

Biography

Peter Hillen is a Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care teaching on the Nursing programmes and MSW Social Work. He specialises in teaching on substance use (drugs and alcohol) and is a trainer for the Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression. He also supervises students on the MBA (Health Management) programme.

Peter is an experienced researcher with a PhD in Social Work and having been involved in a range of other research projects spanning the evaluation of social work services, a therapeutic intervention (in the NHS) and education programmes. Peter is interesting in supervising research degrees (PhD, MPhil, MRes) or collaborating on research projects. His main topics of interest are substance use, social work and the place of spirituality and religion in health and social care.

Research Areas

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Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Hislop, J., MacDonald, D., Yates, P., James, K., McLelland, C., Hillen, P., …McKay, E. (2019, May)
Development of an Integrated Curriculum for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social Work Students in Scotland. Poster presented at World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Geneva, Switzerland
Background: The Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act (2014) came into effect in April 2016 bringing in integration of adult health and social care services in Scotland...

Evaluating effectiveness in social work: sharing dilemmas in practice

Journal Article
Cree, V., Jain, S., & Hillen, D. P. (2018)
Evaluating effectiveness in social work: sharing dilemmas in practice. European Journal of Social Work, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2018.1441136
Evaluating effectiveness is of primary concern to social work practice; resources will always be limited, and those using services deserve the best. But what is effectiveness,...

Social work and Substance Misuse

Book Chapter
Hillen, P. (2018)
Social work and Substance Misuse. In V. E. Cree, & M. Smith (Eds.), Social Work in a Changing ScotlandLondon: Taylor & Francis
No abstract available.

Exploring religiosity and spirituality in the construction of recovery identities

Journal Article
Hillen, P. (2017)
Exploring religiosity and spirituality in the construction of recovery identities. Thresholds: Counselling with Spirit, Spring, 23-26
No abstract available.

Framing the experiences of BME social work students within a narrative of Educating for a Culturally Diverse Workforce

Journal Article
Hillen, P., & Levy, S. (2015)
Framing the experiences of BME social work students within a narrative of Educating for a Culturally Diverse Workforce. Social Work Education, 34(7), 785-798. https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2015.1077215
The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has noted that a higher percentage of black and minority ethnic (BME) students fail or take longer to complete their social work de...

The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness in Social Work: A Case Study of an Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Referral Service in Scotland: Table 1.

Journal Article
Cree, V. E., Jain, S., & Hillen, P. (2014)
The Challenge of Measuring Effectiveness in Social Work: A Case Study of an Evaluation of a Drug and Alcohol Referral Service in Scotland: Table 1. British Journal of Social Work, 46(1), 277-293. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcu118
This article explores the challenge of measuring effectiveness in social work, building from an evaluation of a service for those with drug- and alcohol-related problems in Sc...