Dr Surinder Guru teaches on the Social Work Programmes in the Institute of Applied and Social Studies. Her research interests explore intersections of race, gender and class, particularly in relations to family processes concerning minority ethnic groups in Britain. Her current research is examines the impact of counter-terrorism polices on the families of detainees held under the terrorist legislation. She is also developing work around issues regarding the recent debates highlighted in the media about the sexual exploitation and abuse of young girls within and outside of South Asian communities. She is interested in developing the international context of social work issues through research and international exchanges; this includes the development of social work education curriculum on aspects of international social work, including asylum seekers and political conflict. She is the co-chair of the International Sub-committee of Social Work Education Committee (Joint University Council’s).
Duffy, J., Ramon, S., Guru, S., Lindsay, J., Cemlyn, S. and Nuttman-Shwartz, O. (2013) Developing a social work curriculum on political conflict: findings from an IASSW-funded project, European Journal of Social Work, DOI:10.1080/13691457.2012.757215
Duffy, J., Ramon, S.,Guru.S., Lindsay, J., Cemlyn, S., and Nuttman-Shwartz, O. (2013) Developing a social work curriculum on political conflict: findings from an IASSW-funded project, European Journal of Social Work (ttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2012.757215)
Guru, S, (2012) Under Siege: Families of Counter-Terrorism, British Journal of Social Work, Vol. 42 (6) pp 1151-1173.
Guru, S. (2012) Reflection on research: Families affected by counter-terrorism in the UK, International Social Work, 55:5:689-703.
Guru, S. (2010) Social Work and the ‘War on Terror’, British Journal of Social Work. Br J Soc Work, 40(1): 272-289.
Guru, S. (2009) Divorce Obstacles & Opportunities, The Sociological Review, 57 (2): 285-305.
Guru, S. (2006) Working with Asian Perpetrators of Domestic Violence — The British Experience, Practice, Vol. 18 (3) 153-166.
Guru, S. (2003) Transmission and Transformation of Asian Femininity in Everyday Life, (2003) Everyday Cultures Working Papers, National Everyday Cultures Programme, Open University, Everyday Culture Programme.
A. Davis, HJ Rogers, S Guru, M Barnes, L Lewis, (2002) Women-only and Women-Sensitive Mental Health Services. An expert Paper, Department of Health, 66 pages. Publication 11182
Guru, S. (1986) ‘An Asian Women’s Refuge in Birmingham,’ in Social Work with Black Children and their Families (ed). S. Ahmed; J. Cheetham, Batsford Publications