Joy joined the School of Social Policy as the Service User and Carer Co-ordinator within the Social Work Programmes in October 2007.
Prior to joining the Institute of Applied Social Studies, Joy worked as a visiting lecturer and casual researcher within the University whilst undertaking her PhD, which is currently in the writing up period. Joy had also previously worked in Third Sector Management for ten years.
Service User and Carer Involvement
Disability Issues, Voluntary Sector, Service Users and Carers: representation and identity. Joy's PhD (ESRC and DCLG funded) explores how people who have recently become impaired negotiate governance structures to access services and support.
Recent Conferences and Seminar Presentations
Joy Fillingham and Kathryn Farrow, The Promises and Pitfalls - lessons to date with service user and carer involvement in social work manager education. International Conference of Social Work Educators and Practitioners: Partners in teaching and learning. Cape Town, South Africa, October 2010.
Joy Fillingham and Kathryn Farrow, Service User and Carer Involvement at Every Opportunity? International Conference of Social Work Educators and Practitioners: Partners in teaching and learning. Cape Town, South Africa, October 2010.
Facilitated Regional Carers Conference 29 April 2009, supported by SCIE and co-ordinated by the University of Sussex.
Rosemary Littlechild & Joy Fillingham ‘Service users as agents of knowledge in the context of social work education’ University of Brighton, Critical Perspectives Conference 24th April 2009.
JSWEC 2008 with Hiran Patel Not Desperate, but Disparate – developing New Partnerships with Service Users and Carers in Social Work Education and making Involvement Sustainable.
Canterbury Christ Church University's Department of Social Work, Community and Mental Health 'Working in Partnership' 2008 , Kathryn Farrow and Joy Fillingham: ‘Developing partnership skill for undergraduate and postgraduate students.’
Farrow, K and Fillingham, J (2011), Promises and Pitfalls: Involving service users and carers in social work manager education, Social Work Education.
Fillingham, J (2009) Review of ‘Disabled People and the Right to Life’ in Health & Social Care in the Community, Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 99-99.
Shafique, M K, Madden, H, Said, E, Smith, J and Fillingham, J (2009) Review of Experiencing Social Work; Learning from Service Users, Mark Doel and Lesley Best, 2008 London, Sage in Social Work Education the international journal, BVol 28, Number 3, April 2009, 326