Daniela Sime

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Daniela is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her research interests centre upon the issues of education, equality and social justice and children and young people’s lives. Over the last few years, she has been mainly interested in engaging in research which promotes a strong social justice agenda that addresses social inequalities, especially in relation to traditionally marginalised groups. Daniela's research has examined the social, cultural and educational contexts of exclusion, segregation and marginalisation - drawing implications from these findings relevant to practitioners and policy makers. She has led on projects examining approaches to tackling child poverty and minimising its impact on children's opportunities; children as service users and their involvement in consultation; efffective multi-agency working; migration and its impact on children (especially from Eastern Europe) and inclusion of ethnic minority groups (especially Roma and Gypsy Travellers). She has received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), British Academy, Scottish Government and Save the Children, and engages regularly in evidence briefings and activities that inform policy makers and practitioners on current evidence of best practice. She speaks fluent Romanian, Spanish and English, and learning Catalan. To read some of Daniela's publications, see: https://strathclyde.academia.edu or follow her on Twitter: @DanielaSime

Working Group: Excellence in Education

Areas of Interest
Economics and Social Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Key words
Scottish education, child poverty and education, public services, social justice, Eastern European migrant children, Roma migrants

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