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Ruxton, Sandy; Robb, Martin; Featherstone, Brigid and Ward, Michael (2018). Beyond Male Role Models: Gender Identities and Work with Young Men in the UK. In: Kulkarni, Mangesh and Jain, Rimjhim eds. Global Masculinities: Interrogations and Reconstructions. India: Routledge.

Robb, Martin; Featherstone, Brid; Ruxton, Sandy and Ward, Michael R.M. (2018). Family relationships and troubled masculinities: the experience of young men in contact with care and welfare services. In: O'Dell, Lindsay; Brownlow, Charlotte and Bertilsdotter-Rosqvist, Hanna eds. Different Childhoods: Non/Normative Development and Transgressive Trajectories. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, pp. 72–84.


Featherstone, Brid; Robb, Martin; Ruxton, Sandy and Ward, Michael R.M. (2017). ‘They are just good people…generally good people’: Perspectives of young men on relationships with social care workers in the UK. Children & Society, 31(5) pp. 331–341. file

Tarrant, Anna; Featherstone, Brid; O'Dell, Lindsay and Fraser, Clare (2017). ‘‘You try to keep a brave face on but inside you are in bits’’: Grandparent experiences of engaging with professionals in Children’s Services. Qualitative Social Work, 16(3) pp. 351–366. file


Tarrant, Anna; Terry, Gareth; Ward, Michael R.M.; Ruxton, Sandy; Robb, Martin and Featherstone, Brigid (2015). Are Male Role Models Really the Solution? Interrogating the ‘War on Boys’ Through the Lens of the ‘Male Role Model’ Discourse. Boyhood Studies. An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(1) file


Featherstone, Brid; Morris, Kate and White, Sue (2014). A marriage made in hell: early intervention meets child protection. British Journal of Social Work, 44(7) pp. 1735–1749. file

White, Sue; Morris, Kate and Featherstone, Brid (2014). Re-imagining Child Protection: Towards Humane Social Work with Families. Bristol: The Policy Press.


Featherstone, Brid; Broadhurst, Karen and Holt, Kim (2012). Thinking systemically-thinking politically: building strong partnerships with children and families in the context of rising inequality. British Journal of Social Work, 42(4) pp. 618–633.

Featherstone, Brid and Fraser, Claire (2012). ‘I’m just a mother, I’m nothing special, they’re all professionals’: parental advocacy as an aid to parental engagement. Child & Family Social Work, 17(2) pp. 244–253. file

Featherstone, Brid; White, Sue and Wastell, Dave (2012). Ireland's opportunity to learn from England's difficulties? Auditing uncertainty in child protection. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 12(1) pp. 49–62.

Featherstone, Brid and Fraser, Claire (2012). Working with fathers around domestic violence: contemporary debates. Child Abuse Review, 21(4) pp. 255–263.


Featherstone, Brid; Fraser, Claire; Ashley, Cathy and Ledward, Pam (2011). Advocacy for parents and carers involved with children's services: making a difference to working in partnership? Child & Family Social Work, 16(3) pp. 266–275.

Featherstone, Brid (2011). The current economic crisis in Ireland: why social work needs to be part of the challenge to a discredited system. Comunitania, 1(1) pp. 17–29. restricted access item, not available for direct download


Featherstone, Brid (2010). Gender, rights, responsibilities and social policy. In: Wallbank, Julie; Choudry, Shazia and Herring, Jonathan eds. Gender, Rights and Family Law. London: Routledge, pp. 26–42.

Featherstone, Brid (2010). Ethic of care. In: Gray, Mel and Webb, Stephen A. eds. Ethics and Value Perspectives in Social Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 73–84.

Featherstone, Brid (2010). Writing fathers in but mothers out!!! Critical Social Policy, 30(2) pp. 208–224.

Featherstone, Brid; Hooper, C-A .; Scourfield, J. and Taylor, J. eds. (2010). Gender and Child Welfare in Society. Chichester: Wiley.

Morris, Kate and Featherstone, Brid (2010). Investing in children, regulating parents, thinking family: a decade of tensions and contradictions. Social Policy and Society, 9(4) pp. 557–566.

Featherstone, Brid (2010). Engaging fathers: promoting gender equality. In: Featherstone, Brid; Hooper, Carol-Ann; Scourfield, Jonathan and Taylor, Julie eds. Gender and Child Welfare in Society. Wiley, pp. 173–194.


Featherstone, Brid (2009). Contemporary fathering: theory, policy and practice. Bristol: Policy Press.

Featherstone, Brid and Green, Lorraine (2009). Judith Butler. In: Gray, Mel and Webb, Stephen A. eds. Social Work Theories and Methods. London: Sage, pp. 53–62.


Featherstone, Brigid (2003). Family Life and Family Support: A Feminist Analysis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

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