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CANDELS: Elevated black hole growth in the progenitors of compact quiescent galaxies at z ∼ 2 (2017)
Journal Article
Kocevski, D. D., Barro, G., Faber, S., Dekel, A., Somerville, R. S., Young, J. A., …Yan, H. (2017). CANDELS: Elevated black hole growth in the progenitors of compact quiescent galaxies at z ∼ 2. Astrophysical Journal, 846(2), doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aa8566. ISSN 0004-637X

We examine the fraction of massive (M* > 1010 M) compact star-forming galaxies (cSFGs) that host an active galactic nucleus (AGN) at z ~ 2. These cSFGs are likely the direct progenitors of the compact quiescent galaxies observed at this epoch, which... Read More

Professional helping as negotiation in motion: social work as work on the move (2016)
Journal Article
Ferguson, H. (in press). Professional helping as negotiation in motion: social work as work on the move. Applied Mobilities, 1(2), doi:10.1080/23800127.2016.1247523. ISSN 2380-0127

The delivery of welfare and professional helping, such as in medicine, nursing and social work is largely treated as though it is achieved through static and immobile practices. Research has been dominated by a focus on the sedentary as studies have... Read More

Making home visits: creativity and the embodied practices of home visiting in social work and child protection (2016)
Journal Article
Ferguson, H. (2018). Making home visits: creativity and the embodied practices of home visiting in social work and child protection. Qualitative Social Work, 17(1), (65-80). doi:10.1177/1473325016656751. ISSN 1473-3250

Although the home is the most common place where social work goes on, research has largely ignored the home visit. Drawing on a participant observation study of child protection work, this article reveals the complex hidden practices of social work o... Read More

How children become invisible in child protection work: findings from research into day to day social work practice (2016)
Journal Article
Ferguson, H. (in press). How children become invisible in child protection work: findings from research into day to day social work practice. British Journal of Social Work, doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcw065. ISSN 0045-3102

It is well known that in cases in which abused children have died, social workers and other professionals did not relate to them effectively—the phenomenon now known as the ‘invisible child’. Much less well understood is how often and why such invisi... Read More

Researching social work practice close up: using ethnographic and mobile methods to understand encounters between social workers, children and families (2014)
Journal Article
Ferguson, H. (in press). Researching social work practice close up: using ethnographic and mobile methods to understand encounters between social workers, children and families. British Journal of Social Work, doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcu120. ISSN 0045-3102

Research into child and family social work has largely stopped short of getting close enough to practice to produce understandings of what goes on between social workers and service users. This is despite the known problems in social worker engagemen... Read More