Sally Richards

Sally Richards is a qualified social worker. After completing her PhD, an ethnographic study of the process of needs assessment for older people, Sally became a lecturer at the universities of Southampton and Reading before moving to Oxford Brookes University where she is a research visiting fellow.

Sally’s research and publications have focused on work with older people in social and health care settings and on issues in social work education.

Sally has a particular interest in spirituality and social work and spirituality and ageing.

Sally is a member of G(ero) 8, a collaboration of social work academics engaged in research and teaching in gerontology and gerontological social work.

G8 members are all qualified social workers with a strong commitment to promoting and enhancing professional practice with older people and their families, primarily through developing research and resources to support social work practitioners and students working in this area.

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Depression in older adults: lessons from research

Spirituality: lessons from research

Explores how social workers can use assessments to help identify the unmet spiritual needs of older people to improve wellbeing.