Ms Kate Karban

PositionSenior Lecturer in Social Work
Department or DivisionSocial Work and Social Care
Feedback HoursMon 29 Sep 2-4pm; Mon 6 Oct 9-10+1-2pm; Mon 13/20/27 Oct 2-4pm; Mon 3/10/17 Nov + 1/8 Dec, 2-4pm
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 233512
Emailk.karban@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@katekarban

Research Interests (key words only)

Mental health; Interprofessional learning & working; Social work and health inequalities; Participatory research and evaluation

Knowledge Transfer Activity

  • Evaluation of Leeds Independent Living Service in partnership with Leeds Adult Social Care and Progress Housing and funded by the Big Lottery (£476,000)
  • Co-ordinator of British Council DelPHE link between Chainama College for Health Sciences in Zambia and Leeds Beckett University with continuing involvement 2008-11.

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Students Supervised:

  • 1996-2003 PhD Supervisor - ‘Organisational Constraints and Professional Practice: Heterosexism and Sexuality in the School Curriculum’
  • Supervision of social work and mental health masters dissertations
  • Teaching responsibilities include mental health, interprofessional working and practice learning for final year undergraduate social work students

Administrative Responsibilities

Programme Director for MA Mental Health including training for Approved Mental Health Professionals

Biography

Involved in social work, mental health education and the development of interprofessional learning as well as practice education / practice teaching programmes at the University of Bradford and previously at Huddersfield and Leeds Metropolitan Universities.

Professional Activities

  • Registered social worker with experience of practice across a number of mental health settings.
  • Joint convenor of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Network 2010-2014

Networks/Roles

  • Joint convenor of the Social Work and Health Inequalities Network
  • Member of the JUCSWEC International Committee 

Publications

  • Karban, K. & Ngandu, R. (2015) Exploring partnership: reflections on an international collaboration. International Social Work. On line access DOI: 10.1177/0020872815594858 
  • Fish, J. & Karban, K. (Eds.)(2015) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work. Bristol: Policy Press
  • Karban, K. & Sirriyeh, A.(2015)  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asylum Seekers, Chapter in Fish & Karban (eds) 2015) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities: International Perspectives in Social Work. Bristol: Policy Press
  • Giuntoli, G., Hughes, S., Karban, K. & South, J. (2014) Towards a middle-range theory of mental health and well-being effects of employment transitions: Findings from a qualitative study on unemployment during the 2009–2010 economic recession. Health (London) published online 15 October 2014
  • Karban, K., Paley, C. & Willcock, K. (2013) Who calls the tune? Social Work and Social Sciences Review 15(3)
  • Fish, J. & Karban, K. (2013) Health inequalities at the heart of the social work curriculum. Social Work Education – The International Journal . On-line access, first available, 9.1.2013.
  • Include Me In Project (2013) User Involvement in Evaluation. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. Published online: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=2042- 8308&volume=17&issue=1
  • Karban, K., Paley, C. & Willcock, K. (2013) "Towards support: evaluating a move to independent living" Housing, Care and Support, 16.2
  • Karban, K., Bowa, A., Mbewe, E., Ngandu, R., Patrick, S., Penson, B. & Walker, B. (2013) Scaling up mental health services in Zambia - challenges and opportunities reported in an education project. International Journal of Mental Health late summer/fall (forthcoming)
  • Karban, K. (2011) Social Work and Mental Health Cambridge: Polity Press
  • Karban, K. & Smith, S. (2011) The contribution of health professionals in Brock, A., & Rankin, C. (Eds.) Making it work for the child: professionalism for the early years interdisciplinary team. Continuum.
  • Gianfranco, G., South, J., Kinsella, K. & Karban, K. (2011) Mental health, resilience and the recession in Bradford. Joseph Rowntree Foundation
  • Karban, K. (2011) The Social Determinants of Mental Health. In Anderson, J. & Penson, W. (Eds.) Burning Issues in Learning and Teaching about Mental Health. Occasional paper 13. London: Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre in conjunction with the Mental Health in Higher Education project.
  • Karban, K. & Smith , S. (2009) 'Developing critical reflection within an interprofessional learning programme':  Bradbury, H., Frost, N., Kilminster, S. & Zukas, M. (Eds.) Beyond Reflective Practice,  Routledge.
  • Smith, S. & Karban, K. (2008) Tutor experiences of developing an interprofessional learning (IPL) programme in Higher Education: recognising a parallel process. Response e journal. Issue 4. ISSN - 1752-0991
  • Fawcett, B. & Karban, K. (2005) Contemporary Mental Health: Theory, Policy and Practice, London: Routledge
  • Karban, K. (2003)  'Social work education and mental health in a changing world'  Social Work Education Vol. 22 (2) pp191 - 202 

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Conference Presentations:

  • Karban, K. (2015) Mental Health & Social Work: Time To Think Again. Paper presented at Joint  Social Work Education Conference.  Open University, University of London. July 15th
  • Karban, K. (2015) Information sharing: What can we learn from Serious Case Reviews involving Child Safeguarding and Adult Mental Health?  ESRC Seminar Series (2014-17) Seminar 2: Multi-agency, Multi-user, Multi-locale Working: Sharing Information for and about Families, University of Bradford March 5th
  • Karban, K. (2016) The impact of austerity on mental health and mental health social work in England. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Singapore, June 19 – 23rd.
  • Karban, K. (2016) Using a health inequalities perspective to address diversity: social work with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities . Plenary presentations for 8th International Conference on Social Work, Health and Mental Health, Singapore, June 19 – 23rd.
  • And:
  • Member of Bradford Council Poverty Scrutiny Committee 2015
  • Karban, K. & Ngandu, R. (2010) Learning from DelPHE: Implications for Mental Health and Social Work. 6th International Conference in Social Work and Health and Mental Health, Dublin, 28th June – 2nd July 2010.
  • Karban, K. & Ngandu, R. (2010) Learning from DelPHE: Implications for Mental Health and Social Work.  Changing Health: 6th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, Dublin, 28th June – 2nd July 2010.
  • Karban, K. (2011) Include Me In.  First European Social Work research Conference, Oxford, March 23-25th
  • Karban, K. & Fish, J. (2011) Health inequalities - at the heart of the social work curriculum. Workshop at Joint Social Work Education Conference, Manchester, July 14.
  • Karban, K., Paley, C. & Willcock, K. (2012) Promoting Social Inclusion: A participatory evaluation of a move to independent living.  Qualitative Research on Mental Health conference, University of Nottingham, July 3.
  • Karban, K. (2012) Include Me In: An evaluation of the move from hostel accommodation to independent tenancies for people with learning disabilities or mental health difficulties.  Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, IFSW / IASSW conference, Stockholm, July 8 – 12
  • Karban, K. & Fish, J. (2012) Health inequalities - at the heart of the social work curriculum. Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact, IFSW / IASSW conference, Stockholm, July 8 – 12
  • Fish, J. & Karban, K. (2013) Health inequalities – developing a global curriculum.  7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, University of Southern California, June 23 - 28
  • Karban, K. (2013) Beyond the front door: evaluating the impact of independent living on social inclusion.  7th International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health, University of Southern California, June 23 - 28
  • Graham, G. & Karban, K. (2014). Joint  Social Work Education Conference.  Royal Holloway, University of London. July 23 – 25
  • Karban. K & Sirriyeh, A. (2014)  Joint  Social Work Education Conference.  Royal Holloway, University of London. July 23 – 25

In the News/Media

  • Karban, K. (2011) Social Work and Mental Health Policy Press
  • Karban, K. & Smith, S. (2011) The contribution of health professionals in Brock, A., & Rankin, C. (Eds.) Making it work for the child: professionalism for the early years interdisciplinary team. Continuum.

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