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Barrie Levine has worked extensively in social work before taking up a teaching role at GCU in 2004. He has variously worked as a child care social worker and specialist drugs worker; has developed and managed a supported accommodation team for people with HIV, been a senior social worker within the Glasgow homelessness team, and in the role of accommodation development for young people leaving care and youth homelessness within the Glasgow Social Inclusion Partnership programme.
This includes the fields of international and comparative social work, social work in the Middle East, internationalisation of social work education, social policy and historical perspectives in responses to poverty, anti-racist social work, homelessness and youth homelessness.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Holds the award of Caledonian Scholar researching historical perspectives in responses to poverty and the use of archival materials in the teaching of social policy to social work students; research into the boundaries of anti-racist theory and practice in social work with a particular focus on antisemitism
Levine, B (2013) Antisemitism and anti-racist social work, in Lavalette, M. and Penketh, P. (eds) What happened to Anti-Racist Social Work? Policy Press, Bristol. (Forthcoming, autumn 2013)
Lavalette, M. and Levine, B. (2011) Samidoun: Grassroots Welfare and Popular Resistance in Beirut during the 33 Day War of 2006, in Lavalette, M. and Ioakimidis, V. (eds) (2011), Social Work in Extremis, Policy Press, Bristol
West, J, Levine, B, Powles, J, McCallum, C, Wallace, I. (2009) ‘Attitudes to Poverty: Continuity and Change’. A joint disciplinary project to demonstrate the efficacy of digitising existing resources for educational purposes. SWAP/C-SAP Joint Funded Project
Levine, B. (2012) Austerity in the UK: Back to the Poor Law? Inter-University Centre School of Social Work Theory and Practice, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
Levine, B. (2012) Social Welfare and Social Work in Scotland: Socio-Economic Perspectives; Contemporary Themes and Issues; Developments in Good Practice, Ersta Sköndal University College, Global Sessions, Stockholm.
Levine, B. (2011) Attitudes to Poverty: Continuity and Change: Interim Findings. HEA/SWAP workshop, University of Southampton.
Lavalette, M. and Levine, B. (2010) Social Work and Popular Resistance: Examples from Palestine and Lebanon International Federation of Social Workers, Joint World Conference, Hong Kong.
Levine, B. (2010) Health and Social Care Needs amongst Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon: the experience of Burj-el-Barajneh refugee camp in south Beirut. School of Health Research Seminar Series, Glasgow Caledonian University.
West, J, Levine, B, Powles, J, McCallum, C, Wallace, I. (2010) ‘Attitudes to Poverty: Continuity and Change’. A Digitization Project Utilising the Resources of the Heatherbank Museum of Social Work. SWAP/C-SAP Seminar, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Levine B and Lavalette, M. (2009) ‘Samidoun’: Meeting the psycho-social needs of refugees through a grass-roots welfare response in Lebanon during the 2006 war. Social Work Action Network 4th UK National Conference, University of Bath.
Levine, B. and Lavalette, M. (2009) ‘Samidoun’: Welfare and Resistance during the 2006 war on Lebanon, 3rd UK Joint Social Work Research Conference, JSWEC, University of Hertfordshire.