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Biography

Professor Adele Jones PhD has previously worked at the University of The West Indies, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; Manchester Metropolitan University and Royal Holloway, University of London. Her professional social work background spans statutory, non-governmental and international agencies and includes several years as a Consultant with the former National Institute for Social Work.

Professor Jones has extensive experience as a social work practitioner, researcher and social work educator specialising in the field of children’s rights and issues affecting vulnerable children and marginalised childhoods. She has conducted studies and published work on child abuse, children’s rights, residential childcare, adoption, child asylum seekers, HIV-AIDS and children of parents who have migrated. Professor Jones has professional experience of programme development in many of these areas and was a founder of The Bibini Centre for Young People (a UK-based NGO that achieved prominence for its work with black children and families); she is also the architect of the Sondai Project, a “flagship” project based at UWI, Trinidad which links research, practice, postgraduate study and international exchange to produce interventions to address the psychosocial implications of HIV-AIDS and has recently completed a six-country study for UNICEF in collaboration with Action for Children aimed at addressing child sexual abuse in the Eastern Caribbean.

Professor Jones has contributed to programme development (children’s rights, social work, counselling, capacity-building) in St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and Grenada. She has also worked with several international organisations (for example, work with the OAS on the implementation of the Declaration of Mar Del Plata to improve the social and economic circumstances of disadvantaged youth in the region; work with ILO – piloting of teaching materials on child labour; work with UNDP – the social work implications of HIV and ECLAC – gender violence & socialization). 

Professor Jones has a keen interest in developing work on global issues affecting children and has established a vibrant home and international PhD student group exploring topics such as:

  • The reintegration of formerly abducted girl soldiers in Northern Uganda
  • HIV/AIDS and STI – risks and vulnerabilities for street children in Nepal
  • Childhood outcomes and grandparent-headed households in Uganda
  • Adolescents and HIV treatment in South Africa
  • Psychosocial issues and perinatal HIV transmission in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Professional decision-making and child sexual abuse in Barbados
  • Children of prisoners in the UK
  • Childhood in Taiwan
  • Child abuse in Saudi Arabia
  • Impact of domestic violence on children in the UK
  • Lessons from Serious Case Reviews
  • The experience of UK asylum for young mothers and children

Other information

October 2002. Delivered the ‘Lord Pitt Annual Memorial Lecture’, Race Equality Foundation, UK

July 2005. Delivered the Citation Address on the occasion of Conferment of Honorary Doctorate by the University of London on Lord Herbert Laming C.B.E

2006. Awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ for “Significant Contribution to Social Work Education: Building Knowledge and Skills within a Cultural Context”, Barry University Ellen Whiteside McDonnell School of Social Work, USA.

2008. Appointed to the Advisory Committee of ‘Transforming Identities’ ESRC-funded project, Thomas Coram Research Institute, UK

2008. Appointed member of the Advisory Committee for The Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (Royal Holloway and Kingston University)

2009. Appointed as Trustee of the Nationwide Children’s Research Centre

Membership of Journal Review/Editorial Boards

  1. Caribbean Review of Gender Studies – Reviewer
  2. Caribbean Journal of Social Work – Member of Advisory Board
  3. Caribbean Journal of Social Sciences – Member of Editorial Board
  4. British Journal of Social Work – Reviewer
  5. China Journal of Social Work – Reviewer

Teaching and Academic Responsibilities

PhD Supervision

Contribution to Teaching:

  • Professional Doctorate
  • Masters in Safeguarding Children
  • Certificate in Children’s Public Health
  • SW Masters
  • CPD Master classes
  • PhD skills training programme

Research & Scholarship

University research group memberships

Professor Adele Jones is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and the Centre for Applied Childhood Studies.

Methodological expertise

  • Child-centred approaches
  • Culturally-contexted methods for international child sexual abuse research
  • Ethical approaches for researching sensitive topics

Completed and current research projects

  • 2009 – ongoing. Scientific Coordinator- The Mental Health Needs of Children of Imprisoned Parents- a study involving ten partners in four countries: UK, Sweden, Germany and Romania (EU FP7 funding – EU2.85 million)
  • 2009 – ongoing. Director and author of proposal – Developing a Research Career – training for PhD students (funded by The University of Huddersfield, HHS Innovation Fund - £5,000)
  • 2008- 2009. Director & author of proposal – International PhD Skills Training & Support Programme (Funded by Prime Ministers Initiative Fund for International Education, £5,000 and School of HHS (£7,000)
  • 2008 – Principal Investigator – Child Sexual Abuse in the British Overseas Territories (extension of UNICEF-funded study) (Funded by DFID $73,200)
  • 2008 – Literature-based Review on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents. (UNICEF $7,000)
  • 2008 – Principal Investigator and author of proposal - a study of Perceptions, Attitudes and Behaviours in Relation to Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean. (Funded by UNICEF $350,000)
  • 2006-2008. Research Director and author of proposal - HIV-AIDS-affected children and families: international comparative study involving the Caribbean and Africa (Funded by the University of The West Indies/Government of Trinidad and Tobago Research Development Fund - $TT260,000)
  • 2004- 2007. Research Advisor - Tri-country multi-disciplinary study. ‘Migration, Family Structures and Morbidity from External Causes’. University of The West Indies, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. (Funded by the Welcome Trust).
  • 2004-2006. Principal Investigator and author of funding proposal. Maternal transmission of HIV. (Funded by UWI Graduate Studies Research and Publication Fund, Trinidad - $TT34,000).
  • 2004-2005. Principal Investigator and author of funding proposal - National Study of Residential Child Care in Trinidad and Tobago. (Funded by the Office of the Prime Minister, Social Services Delivery Research Department - $TT127,000)

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Jones, A (2014) ‘Status, privilege and gender inequality: Cultures of male impunity and entitlement in the sexual abuse of children– lessons from a Caribbean studyInternational Social Work . ISSN 0020-8728

Jones, A (2014) Understanding Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean [Video]

2013

Jones, A., Gallagher, B., Manby, M., Robertson, O., Schützwohl, M., Berman, A., Hirschfield , A., Ayre , L., Urban , M., Sharratt, K. and Christmann, K. (2013) Children of Prisoners: Interventions and mitigations to strengthen mental health . Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. ISBN 9781862181168

Pasura, D., Jones, A., Hafner, J., Maharaj, P., Nathaniel-DeCaires, K. and Johnson, E. (2013) ‘Competing meanings of childhood and the social construction of child sexual abuse in the CaribbeanChildhood: A journal of global child research , 20 (2), pp. 200-214. ISSN 0907-5682

Jones, A (2013) Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean . : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9781137020048

Pasura, D., Jones, A. and Da Breo, H. (2013) ‘IMPACT: Interventions and Mitigations to Prevent the Abuse of Children – it’s Time. A Public Health Oriented Systems Model for Change’. In: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781137020048

Jones, A (2013) ‘A Culturally-contexted Study of Perceptions, Attitudes and Opinions on Child Sexual Abuse’. In: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781137020048

Jones, A (2013) ‘'Pimping Your Child': Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Transactional Child Sexual Abuse’. In: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781137020048

Jones, A (2013) ‘Deconstructing Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse’. In: Understanding Child Sexual Abuse: Perspectives from the Caribbean. : Palgrave Macmillan. . ISBN 9781137020048

Jones, A (2013) ‘Gender inequality and Patricentricity: unlocking synergies in the construction of child sexual abuse in the CaribbeanGender and Society . ISSN 0891-2432

Jones, A (2013) ‘Reducing risks for child sexual abuse: unlocking synergies of childhood conceptualisations, patriarchy and gender inequalityJournal of Sex Research . ISSN 0022-4499

Smith, K. and Jones, A. (2013) ‘Gender Sensitivity, Human Rights and the Effects of Detention on Women Seeking Asylum in the United KingdomJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies . ISSN 1369-183X

Trotman Jemmott, E., Jones, A., Maharaj, P. and Da Breo, H. (2013) ‘Teenage pregnancy and child sexual exploitation in the Caribbean: A qualitative studyBMC Women's Health . ISSN 1472-6874

Sogren, M. and Jones, A. (2013) ‘Towards Modernising Residential Care in the Caribbean: Lessons from Trinidad and TobagoCaribbean Childhoods: From Research to Action The Journal of the Children’s Issues, Coalition of the University of the West Indies .

2012

Jones, A (2012) ‘Overview of COPING project findings’. In: COPING final conference, 6th November 2012, Brussels, Belgium

Robertson, O., Sharratt, K., Pascaru, G., Bieganski, J., Kearney, H., Sommerland, N., Jones, A., Raikes, B., Urban, M. and Cheung, R. (2012) ‘Stakeholder Perspectives on the Needs of Children of Prisoners in EuropeScientific Annals of the Ioan Cuza University Iasi: Social Work Series , 5 (2), pp. 98-114. ISSN 2065-3131

Sogren, M., Jones, A., Nathaniel, K. and Cameron-Padmore, J. (2012) ‘Reconfiguring Social Work Education to Fight HIV–AIDS: A Model for Developmental ContextsSocial Work Education , 31 (7), pp. 880-895. ISSN 0261-5479

Ochen, E., Jones, A. and McAuley, J. (2012) ‘Formerly Abducted Child Mothers in Northern Uganda: A Critique of Modern Structures for Child Protection and ReintegrationJournal of Community Practice , 20 (1-2), pp. 89-111. ISSN 1070-5422

2010

Jones, A (2010) ‘Culturally Contexted Perceptions of Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: An Overview of Research Findings’. In: Research on Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean webcast for Stop It Now!, 3rd August 2010,

Jones, A (2010) ‘Patriarchy, gender inequality and culture: colliding dynamics in the construction of child sexual abuse in the Caribbean’. In: Research on Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean webcast for Stop It Now!, 3rd August 2010,

Jones, A (2010) ‘Deconstructing Narratives of Child Sexual Abuse’. In: Research on Child Sexual Abuse in the Caribbean webcast for Stop It Now!, 3rd August 2010,

Jones, A (2010) ‘The Transactional Sexual Abuse of Children in the Caribbean’. In: 35th Caribbean Studies Association Annual Conference 2010, 24th - 28th May 2010, Barbados

2009

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield and Action for Children

Jones, A (2009) ‘Social Marginalization and Children’s Rights: HIV-affected Children in the Republic of Trinidad and TobagoHealth and Social Work , 34 (4), pp. 293-300. ISSN 0360-7283

Jones, A (2009) ‘Perceptions, attitudes, opinions: Child sexual abuse, a study across six Caribbean countries’. In: 1st Joint Congress of ASASWEI and NASW, National Social Workers Congress, October 2009, South Africa

Jones, A., Bifulco, A. and Gabe, J. (2009) ‘Caribbean nurses migrating to the UK: a gender-focused literature reviewInternational Nursing Review , 56 (3), pp. 285-290. ISSN 0020-8132

Jones, A., Bifulco, A. and Gabe, J. (2009) ‘The Case of Caribbean Nurses Migrating to the UK: a gendered approachInternational Nursing Review , 56 (3), pp. 285-290. ISSN 0020-8132

Jones, A (2009) ‘A framework for research skills training, support and e-supervision for international PhD students’. In: UKCISA Annual Conference 2009, 1st - 3rd July 2009, Warwick, UK

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for St. Kitts and Nevis. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for Dominica. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for Grenada. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for Anguilla. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009. University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for Montserrat. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A. and Trotman Jemmott, E. (2009) Child Sexual Abuse in the Eastern Caribbean: Issues for Barbados. The report of a study carried out across the Eastern Caribbean during the period October 2008 to June 2009 University of Huddersfield, Action for Children and UNICEF

Jones, A (2009) ‘Social Work and Social Transformation: A Theoretical Model for AIDS Intervention ’. In: HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean. Miami, Florida, USA: Ian Randle Publishers. pp. 19-38. ISBN 978976637566

Jones, A., Padmore, J. and Maharaj, P. (2009) HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean . Miami, Florida, USA: Ian Randle Publishers. ISBN 9789766373566

Jones, A (2009) ‘Positive Women’. In: HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean. Miami, Florida, USA: Ian Randle Publishers. pp. 157-184. ISBN 978976637566

Jones, A. and Maharaj, P. (2009) ‘Disability, Sexuality and HIV ’. In: HIV-AIDS and Social Work Practice in the Caribbean. Miami, Florida, USA: Ian Randle Publishers. pp. 139-154. ISBN 978976637566

2008

Jones, A., Trotman Jemmott, E. and Kimmage, T. (2008) The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents: Issues for the Caribbean UNICEF (Unpublished)

Jones, A (2008) ‘Child-Centred Methodology: A Means to Understanding Psychosocial Neglect and Harm in Cases of Migration: A Caribbean Context’. In: XVIIth ISPCAN International Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect, 7th - 10th September 2008, Hong Kong, China

Jones, A (2008) ‘Towards Social Transformation, Let’s talk about CSA: The Silence is Deafening’. In: Forum to promote child friendly budgeting in the British overseas territories, 4th September 2008, Bridgetown, Barbados

Jones, A (2008) ‘A Silent but Mighty River: The Costs of Women’s Economic MigrationSigns: Journal of Women in Culture and Society , 33 (4), pp. 761-769. ISSN 0097-9740

Jones, A (2008) ‘Pickney Power and Politicised Childhoods ’. In: Inaugural Professorial Lecture, 4th March 2008, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

2007

Jones, A (2007) ‘Restorative Justice in Caribbean Contexts’. In: Moving the Agenda for Children Forward in the Eastern Caribbean - UNICEF End of Cycle Review , 5th - 6th December 2007, Barbados, Eastern Caribbean

Jones, A (2007) ‘Child-Centred Methodology: Children’s Experiences of Separation through Migration: the Case of Trinidad and Tobago’. In: Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators (ACSWE) 8th Biennial Caribbean and International Social Work Educators Conference, 26th - 30th June 2007, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies , pp. 14-15

Jones, A (2007) ‘Intersectionality, Children’s Rights and HIV: The Case of Street Children in Trinidad and Tobago’. In: Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators (ACSWE) 8th Biennial Caribbean and International Social Work Educators Conference, 26th - 30th June 2007, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies , pp. 59-60

Jones, A (2007) ‘Social Marginalisation and Children’s Rights’. In: Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators (ACSWE) 8th Biennial Caribbean and International Social Work Educators Conference, 26th - 30th June 2007, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, West Indies

Jones, A (2007) ‘Child-centred methodology: a means to understanding children's experiences of family separation through migration: the case of Trinidad and Tobago’. In: Focus on Children in Migration from a European Research and Method Perspective: a European Conference, 20th - 21st March 2007, Warsaw, Poland , pp. 12-14

2006

Jones, A (2006) ‘Migration, International Children's Rights, Child Abuse and Parenting ’. In: Happy Families? FPI Conference 2006, 13th - 14th November 2006, London

Jones, A., Bifulco, A. and Gabe, J. (2006) ‘The Interrelationship of Work, Migration, Family Life and Health: The Case of Caribbean Women Healthcare Workers Migrating to the UK ’. In: XVI ISA World Congress of Sociology, 23rd to 29th July 2006, Durban, South Africa

Jones, A (2006) ‘Social and Economic Development: Declaration of Mar del Plata and Plan of Action ’. In: Roundtable and Special Session of the CISC: “Good Governance and Development in the Knowledge-Based Society”, 2nd - 3rd May 2006, Washington D.C.

2005

Jones, A. and Waul, D. (2005) ‘Residential care for black children ’. In: Facing forward: residential child care in the 21st century. Lyme Regis: Russell House Publishing. . ISBN 9781903855751

2004

Jones, A., Sharpe, J. and Sogren, M. (2004) ‘Children's Experiences of Separation from Parents as a Consequence of MigrationCaribbean Journal of Social Work , 3 (1), pp. 89-109. ISSN 0799-1215

Jones, A (2004) ‘Involving children and young people as researchers’. In: Doing Research with Children and Young People. : Sage in association with The Open University. pp. 113-130. ISBN 9780761943808

2003

Jones, A., Sharpe, J. and Sogren, M. (2003) ‘Poverty and parental migration in Trinidad: Psychosocial effects on children ’. In: Poverty Food and Health in Welfare International Conference 2007, 1st - 4th July 2003, Lisbon, Portugal , p. 43

Jones, A (2003) ‘Children of Migration: A Study of the Psycho-Social Status of Children in Trinidad Whose Parents Have Migrated ’. In: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Research Conference 2003, 16th - 17th May 2003, The Institute of Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester

Jones, A (2003) ‘Mandated Reporting of Incest - a Children's Rights Perspective’. In: ECLAC-CDCC/CIDA Regional Conference on Gender-Based Violence and the Administration of Justice, 3rd - 5th February 2003, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago , pp. 7-10

Jones, A., Sharpe, J. and Sogren, M. (2003) Children of Migration: A Study of the Care Arrangements and Psycho-social Status of Children of Parents who have Migrated University of the West Indies

2002

Jones, A (2002) ‘The fiction of permanence ’. In: Adoption: changing families, changing times. : Routledge. pp. 172-178. ISBN 9780415256858

Jones, A (2002) ‘Letter to a social worker: reflections on mothering’. In: Adoption: changing families, changing times. : Routledge. pp. 91-98. ISBN 9780415256858

Jones, A., Jeyasingham, D. and Rajasooriya, S. (2002) Invisible families: The strengths and needs of black families in which young people have caring responsibilities York: The Policy Press and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation

2001

Jones, A (2001) ‘Family life and the pursuit of immigration controls’. In: From immigration controls to welfare controls. : Routledge. pp. 83-105. ISBN 9780415250832

Jones, A (2001) ‘Child asylum seekers and refugees: rights and responsibilities Journal of Social Work , 1 (3), pp. 253-271. ISSN 1468-0173

2000

Jones, A (2000) ‘Exploring young people's experience of immigration controls: the search for an appropriate methodology’. In: Research in Social Care and Social Welfare. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. pp. 31-47. ISBN 9781853029004

1998

Jones, A (1998) The child welfare implications of UK immigration and asylum policy . Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Applied Community Studies. ISBN 9781900634090

1997

Jones, A (1997) ‘The Application of Black Feminist Perspectives in Social Work Research: A Case Study’. In: Reclaiming Science: Social Work Theory and Social Work Research in the Making. : Fachverlag HFS Zentralschweiz. . ISBN 9783906413044

1996

Jones, A (1996) ‘The relationship between domestic violence, immigration and child protection’. In: Violence, Abuse and Women's Citizenship Conference, 10th - 15th November 1996, Brighton, UK

1995

Jones, A (1995) ‘Women and immigration’. In: Africa in the World: the 1945 Pan-African Congress and its Aftermath, 13th - 15th October 1995, Manchester Town hall, Manchester, UK

Jones, A. and Butt, J. (1995) Taking the initiative: the report of a national study assessing service provision to black children and families . : National Society for the Prevention of Child Cruelty (NSPCC). ISBN 0902498576

1994

Jones, A (1994) ‘Anti-racist child protection’. In: Protecting Children from Abuse: Multi-professionalism and the Children Act, 1989. : Trentham Books. . ISBN 9781858560007

1993

Jones, A (1993) ‘UK Anti-racist child protectionRace and Class , 35 (2), pp. 75-85. ISSN 0306-3968

1992

Jones, A., Phillips, M. and Maynard, C. (1992) A home from home: the experience of black residential projects as a focus of good practice . London: National Institute for Social Work. ISBN 0902789783

Research Degree Supervision

  • Child Sexual Abuse and Commercial Sexual Exploitation
  • The Psychosocial implications of HIV-AIDS for Children and Families
  • Impact of Migration on Children and Families
  • Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children and Families
  • International Children’s Rights – Critical Rights Discourse
  • Childhood Resilience in the face of Trauma and Natural Disasters
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