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Dr David Nilsson is a social worker with wide experience in healthcare management and community-based social care organisations in Australia. He has been a full-time academic since 2008 at six universities within Australia and the UK. He has taught on a broad range of subject areas. He currently specialises in leading Capstone modules. David is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research experience has predominately involved qualitative research studies including clinical data-mining. He has an interest in the application of theory within practice with several publications on this topic.
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Hood, Rick, Nilsson, David and Habibi, Ruth (2019) An analysis of Ofsted inspection reports for children's social care services in England. Child & Family Social Work, 24(2), pp. 227-237. ISSN (print) 1356-7500
Greenwood, Nan, Menzies-Gow, Emma, Nilsson, David, Aubrey, Dawn, Emery, Claire and Richardson, Angela (2018) Experiences of older people dying in nursing homes : a narrative systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ Open, 8(6), e021285. ISSN (online) 2044-6055
Nilsson, David, Joubert, Lynette, Holland, Lucy and Posenelli, Sonia (2013) The Why of Practice: Utilising PIE to analyse social work practice in Australian hospitals. Social Work in Health Care, 52(2-3), pp. 280-295. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Nilsson, David (2007) Adapting coping theory to explain the concept of adjustment. Social Work in Health Care, 45(2), pp. 1-20. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Nilsson, David, Ryan, Martin and Miller, Jane (2007) Applying a theory of expertise in health social work administration and practice. Social Work in Health Care, 44(4), pp. 1-16. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Nilsson, David (2007) Evaluating Adjustment to Health Condition and Adjustment to Hospitalisation as indicators for intervention. Social Work in Health Care, 45(2), pp. 21-42. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Nilsson, David and Wellington-Boyd, Anna (2006) Outcomes of the Mount Sinai Social Work Leadership Enhancement Program: Evaluation and extrapolation. Social Work in Health Care, 43(2-3), pp. 163-172. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Nilsson, David (2002) Psycho-social problems faced by "frequent flyers" in a pediatric diabetes unit. Social Work in Health Care, 33(3-4), pp. 53-69. ISSN (print) 0098-1389
Ryan, Martin and Nilsson, David (2013) Using clinical data-mining as practice-based evidence. In: Liamputtong, Pranee, (ed.) Research methods in health: foundations for evidence-based practice. 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Australia : Oxford University Press. pp. 132-144. ISBN 9780195520064
Miller, Jane and Nilsson, David (2009) Contemporary issues in health social work. In: Connolly, Marie and Harms, Louise, (eds.) Social work: contexts and practice. 2nd ed. South Melbourne, Australia : Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195562873
Lindsay, Jane, Watson, Susan and Nilsson, David (2018) Assisting female sex-workers to exit prostitution. Report of an evaluation of a successful community based initiative. In: World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD) 2018; 04 -07 Jul 2018, Dublin, Ireland. (Unpublished)
Hood, Rick, Abbott, Simon, Coughlan, Barry, Nilsson, David, Duschinsky, Robbie, Parker, Pamela and Mannes, Julia (2022) Improving the quality of decision making and risk assessment in children’s social care : a rapid evidence review. (Project Report) What Works Centre for Children's Social Care. 65 p.
Hood, Rick, Abbott, Simon, Nilsson, David, Baginsky, Mary, Dimond, Claire and (2022) Improving the chances of successful reunification for children who return home from care : a rapid evidence review. (Project Report) What Works Centre for Children's Social Care. 74 p.
Nilsson, David, Lindsay, Jane and Watson, Susan (2017) An evaluation of the SPIRES Streetlink programme. (Project Report) Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London. 33 p. (Unpublished)