Prior to joining the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Joy worked as a visiting lecturer and casual researcher within the University whilst undertaking her PhD. She had also previously worked in Third Sector Management for ten years.
Disability Issues, Voluntary Sector, Service Users and Carers: representation and identity. Joy's PhD explores ‘changing needs and challenging perceptions of Disabled People with Acquired Impairments’.
Recent Conferences and Seminar Presentations
JSWEC 2013 with Sean Jameson ‘Meaningful Dialogue: Reflection and Preparation for Placement’
JSWEC 2012 with Shereese Cooper ‘Entrances, exits and strategies in between - keeping partnership working alive between service users, carers and academics.’
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