Farrukh Akhtar

About

Farrukh is a National Teaching Fellow, an Associate Professor and the course leader for the BA in Social Work programme. As a practitioner, she is a registered social worker with over twenty years experience of practice ranging from child protection, working in fostering services, therapeutic communities and organisational development. Farrukh is an Advanced Social Worker and an accredited Practice Educator. Her research focuses on well-being, resilience and personal transformation. She is  interested in exploring themes of belonging, inclusivity and community, especially within HEIs. Farrukh is the only  Transformative Life Writing  Facilitator in a UK based university and the training co-ordinator for the European Centre for Life Writing for Transformation. 

Academic responsibilities

Course Leader: BA in Social Work

Qualifications

  • Masters in Social Work
  • MA Professional Education & Training in the Human Services) and Advanced Award in Social Work
  • MA in Creative Writing (non-fiction).

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

My research focuses on well-being, resilience and personal transformation. I am interested in exploring themes of belonging, inclusivity and community, especially within HEIs. 

Publications

Number of items: 22.

Article

Akhtar, Farrukh [Reviewer] (2020) Book Review of: 'Mothers accused and abused : addressing complex psychological needs' by Angela Foster (ed.). Journal of Social Work Practice, ISSN (print) 0265-0533 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Akhtar, Farrukh and Ruch, Gillian (2020) Editorial. Journal of Social Work Practice, 34(2), pp. 123-124. ISSN (print) 0265-0533

Akhtar, Farrukh (2018) Transformative Life WritingTM : a framework for embedding student soft skills? Reflections on the highs and lows of delivering a transformative curriculum. PEOPLE: International Journal of Social Sciences, 4(2), pp. 875-892. ISSN (online) 2454-5899

Akhtar, Farrukh (2018) Stories into social work : celebrating a little understood art form. Social Dialogue, 19, p. 75. ISSN (print) 2221-352X

Akhtar, Farrukh (2018) Using counter-story to increase belonging in an HEI : exploring the potential of posters to contribute to the institutional habitus. Journal of Teaching and Education, 8(2), pp. 59-68. ISSN (online) 2165-6266

Akhtar, Farrukh, Greenwood, Nan, Smith, Raymond and Richardson, Angela (2017) Dementia cafes : recommendations from interviews with informal carers. Working with Older People, 21(4), pp. 236-242. ISSN (print) 1366-3666

Greenwood, Nan, Smith, Raymond, Akhtar, Farrukh and Richardson, Angela (2017) A qualitative study of carers' experiences of dementia cafes : a place to feel supported and be yourself. BMC Geriatrics, 17(164), ISSN (online) 1471-2318

Akhtar, Farrukh and Livingstone, Wulf (2016) Social work beyond borders. Professional Social Work, Oct, pp. 21-22. ISSN (print) 1352-3112

Richardson, Angela, Pedley, Gillian, Akhtar, Farrukh, Pelone, Ferruccio, Chang, Jacqueline, Muleya, Wilson and Greenwood, Nan (2016) Psychosocial interventions for people with young onset dementia and their carers: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(9), pp. 1441-1454. ISSN (print) 1041-6102

Akhtar, Farrukh (2015) Reclaiming the "wounded storyteller": The use of peer feedback as a pedagogical tool in creative life writing. Writing in Practice, 1, ISSN (online) 2058-5535

Book

Akhtar, Farrukh and Ruch, Gillian, eds. (2020) Holding the paradox : relationship based practice in a global context. Taylor and Francis. 96p. (Journal of Social Work Practice, (34(2))) ISSN (print) 0265-0533

Akhtar, Farrukh (2013) Mastering social work values and ethics. London, U.K. : Jessica Kingsley. 168p. (Mastering Social Work Skills) ISBN 9781849052740

Book Section

Akhtar, Farrukh (2016) Preparing the ethical toolkit: balancing rights and responsibilities. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 40-65. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Akhtar, Farrukh (2018) Beyond marketisation : happiness, resilience and community : essential elements of the HE experience? In: Advance HE Teaching & Learning Conference 2018 : Teaching in the Spotlight : Learning from Global Communities; 03-05 Jul 2018, Birmingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2018) Unsung heroes : using counter-story to increase belonging. Exploring the potential of posters to contribute to institutional habitus. In: International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) : Annual Multidisiplinary Conference in Florence; 26-29 Jun 2018, Florence, Italy. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2017) How close are you to burn out? Introducing 'Simple Pleasures'. In: Department of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference 2017 : New Directions in Social Care; 24 Mar 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2017) Giving thanks to our unsung heroes. In: Department of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference 2017 : New Directions in Social Care; 24 Mar 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2017) Transformation and change in social work : a reflective workshop. In: Department of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference 2017 : New Directions in Social Care; 24 Mar 2017, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2014) Stories into social work - A collection of inspirational posters celebrating the extensive careers of selected practitioners. In: JSWEC 2014: Social Work: Making Connections; 23-25 Jul 2014, Egham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2013) Developing international perspectives around diversity. In: JSWEC 2013: Positive Practice in Hard Times: Social Work Fights Back; 10-12 Jul 2013, Egham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Akhtar, Farrukh (2013) Stories into social work. In: Kingston Connections 2013: Our Story Begins...; 22-30 Jun 2013, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Monograph

Akhtar, Farrukh [Compiler] (2012) Life writing for transformation: facilitators manual. (Manual) Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. 92 p. (Unpublished)

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