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Mr Jason Schaub BA (Hons) MSW , PGCert HE, DipMS

Professional experience

Social Worker for several London boroughs in children’s social care. Experience of working as a social worker in both USA and Ireland. Experience of undertaking research projects and evaluations for organisations covering a variety of topics including children’s social work practice, practice education, and people living with HIV.

A member of the Monitoring and Evaluation sub-committee of the Bucks Safeguarding Children’s Board, and co-organise the University’s annual safeguarding conference.

Teaches on social work and other related programmes and the course leader for the inter-disciplinary MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding. Teaches child and family social work, child protection, and research methods.

Scholarly interests

Social work education, child and family social work, critical practice. Gender, masculinity, gender equality (particularly in the workplace). Research methods, particularly qualitative methods. Social theory and social work.


Developing innovative curriculum. Developing and providing innovative and relevant training on safeguarding. Experience of undertaking and delivering high-quality research and evaluations. Experience of supervising students undertaking a broad spectrum of studies from across the health and social care disciplines.

Selected publications

Finch, J., Schaub, J. & Dalrymple, R. (2014) Projective Identification and the Fear of Failing: Making Sense of Practice Educators’ Emotional Experiences of Failing Social Work Students in Practice Learning Settings. Journal of Social Work Practice, 28(2), 139-154

Schaub, J. (2014) Surveillance, Practice Educators and Challenging Placements. European Social Work Research Conference, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy (15-17 April).

Schaub, J (2013) Adult vulnerability in the Community. Chap. 20 In D. Sines, S. Aldridge-Bent, A. Fanning, P. Farrelly, K. Potter and J. Wright (eds.) Community and Public Health Nursing. 5th ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Schaub, J. & Dalrymple, R., (2013). Surveillance and Silence: new considerations in assessing difficult social work placements. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 11(3), pp.79–97.

Schaub, J. (2013) I don’t like the idea of a nasty social worker – do you? The Conversation UK [online]. 9 July. Available at:

Schaub, J. & Finch, J. (2013) Exploring States of Mind: Projective identification and fear of failing. Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, Egham (11 July).

Finch, J. & Schaub, J. (2013) Exploring States of Mind: Projective identification and fear of failing. Research Colloquium on Defences against Anxiety, University of Oxford, (16-17 September).

Meier, K, Finch, J., Huybrecht, S. and Schaub, J. (2013) An evidence-based approach to assessing the struggling student in practice. Networking for Education in Healthcare, Cambridge, (3-5 September).

Schaub, J & Dalrymple, R., (2011). “She didn’t seem like a social worker”:  Practice Educators’ experiences and perceptions of assessing failing social work students on placement. SWAP Research Report. Available at:

Schaub, J. (2011) Supporting Practice Assessors with challenging or ‘failing’ students. HEA: Assessment and External Examining for Practice Learning in Social Work, London (01 April)

Greenfields, M., Schaub, J. & Wager, N., (2010). BME children subject to a child protection plan or who are looked after (2006-2010): An evaluation on behalf of Buckinghamshire County Council. Aylesbury: Buckinghamshire County Council.

Whitehouse, J., Schaub, J. & Milton, M. (2006) Drug and alcohol misuse within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender/Transsexual communities. Community Engagement Project: Department of Health substance misuse programme.

Dibley, L., Schaub, J. & Norton, C. (forthcoming) The experience of gay and lesbian people with inflammatory bowel disease in the UK: a mixed methods study. Journal of Advanced Nursing.