Clive Baldwin


Clive Baldwin is Canada Research Chair in Narrative Studies at St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB. He moved here from the UK in May 2011, from being Programme Director of Mental Health and Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Mental Health) at the University of Bradford. Prior to that he was the Co-ordinator for the MSc in Dementia Studies at the internationally respected Bradford Dementia Group, University of Bradford. He is a qualified social worker and has many years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, primarily in developmental roles.

He is currently working on a number of research projects: on the use of narrative in social and health care , on resilience and narrative and on transabelism, the desire to become disabled.   He has published articles and book chapters on ethics and technology, ethics and dementia, narrative and law with respect to child abuse, rhetoric in expert reports, and Munchausen syndrome by proxy and most recently has published Narrative social work: Theory and application, a text for and about social work. His academic interests are wider still, including actor-network theory, the works of Ivan Illich and narratives of madness.

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