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

Jason Schaub

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. Sexuality, gender and masculinity. 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.

Chair of International Sexuality in Social Work Interest Group including:
International Sexuality and Social Work Conference.
Convener of Buckinghamshire Social Work Academy Masterclasses.

Selected publications

Willis, P., Schaub, J. and Brown, H.C. (2017) Editorial: Sexualities and Social Work in the Contemporary World. British Journal of Social Work. 48 (6), 2163-2172. Available at:

Guest editor of 2016 British Journal of Social Work special issue, Sexualities and Social Work in the Contemporary World. Available at:

Schaub, J., Willis, P. and Dunk-West, P. (2016) Accounting for self, sex and sexuality in UK social workers' knowledge base: an exploratory study. British Journal of Social Work. [Advance Access] doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw015

Schaub, J. (2015) Service Improvement as an Experiential Tool for Postgraduate Students and Service Providers. Nursing Management. 22 (4), 24-26.

Schaub, J. (2015) Issues for Men's Progression on English Honours and Postgraduate Degree Courses in Social Work. Social Work Education: The International Journal. 34 (3), 315-327.  Available at:

Schaub, J., Smith, F., Bridges, L., Addis, G., and Griffiths, L. (2015) FutureCare: A training needs analysis of the 'out of hospital' workforce across Thames Valley. Oxford: Health Education Thames Valley. Available at:

Schaub, J. (2015) Training - informing the future. HETV CPD Blog and News. 7 February. Available at:

Schaub, J. (2015) Social work student men - what do we know, and what is unknown? Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, Milton Keynes, UK (15-17 July).
Schaub, J., Willis, P. & Dunk-West, P. (2015) Doing diversity or neglecting difference? An exploratory study of UK social workers' knowledge and views of self, sex and sexuality in contemporary life. European Conference for Social Work Research, Ljubjana, Slovenia (22-24 April).
Finch, J. and Schaub, J. (2015) Using Projective Identification to Explore Practice Educators' Experience of Failing Social Work Students in Practice Learning Settings. European Conference for Social Work Research, Ljubjana, Slovenia (22-24 April).
Dibley, L., Norton, C., Schaub, J. & Bassett, P. (2014) Experiences of gay and lesbian patients with inflammatory bowel disease: a mixed methods study. Gastrointestinal Nursing. 12 (6), pp. 19-30.
Dunk-West, P., Schaub, J. & Willis, P. (2014) The Construction of Sexuality in Social Workers' Interactions: Some preliminary findings. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Melbourne, Australia (9-12 July).

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.