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Barrie is a lecturer in Social Work and has worked extensively in a range of social work settings. Before moving to GCU, he worked in a policy role for a Social Inclusion Partnership aimed at young people leaving care. Prior to this, he worked and managed services in the fields of homelessness, HIV, supported housing and drug use.
He has commissioned and contributed to research into the housing and community care needs of people with HIV. In 2001, Barrie was a member of the research steering group for the publication ‘Good Practice Towards Homeless Drug Users’, commissioned by the SE Homelessness Task Force. Recently, he has contributed to the development of youth housing and homelessness policy in Glasgow and inter-agency procedures for project monitoring and evaluation.
Current research interests involve continued membership of a research steering group overseeing a Communities Scotland funded research study into a youth homelessness initiative in Glasgow. Beyond this, research and policy interests are retained in the fields of social inclusion, homelessness, youth homelessness, health inequalities, drug use, HIV/AIDs and the experiences of young people leaving care.
Levine B (2004) Social Exclusion and Health Glasgow Caledonian University On-Line Programme Study Guide MSc Public Health
Levine B et al (2002) Accommodation Strategy Vulnerable Young People Glasgow City Council