Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield
Levels of education
Non-formal and informal learning
Geographical scope of expertise
Access to high quality education for all
Vulnerable groups in education and training, ensuring inclusion and non-discrimination
Disability/special needs, inclusive education
Parental and stakeholders’ engagement, whole-school approach
Dowling, M. (2014). ‘Can Child Welfare Services in China, including those delivered by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), be part of democratic local, national and international processes?’, The Innovation Journal: The Public Sector Innovation Journal, 19(2).
Becirevic, M. and Dowling, M. (2013). ‘The Role of Non-government Organisations (NGOs) in Advancing the Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and Bulgaria’, in Rassel, M. and Iarskaia-Smirnova, E. (eds.). Disability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. London: Routledge, pp. 131-145.
Dowling, M. and Halovic, M. and Jelic, E. (2013). The Role of Parents in the Social Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Bosnia Herzegovina (BiH) and Croatia. Round Tables and the Impact of the Research. The Open University and the Open Society.
Dowling, M. (2010). ‘Children with disabilities: international perspectives for developing practice’, in Seden, J., Matthews, S., McCormick, M. and Morgan, A. (eds.) Professional Development in Social Work. London: Routledge.
Dowling, M. and Sextone, P. (2010). ‘Refugees and Asylum seekers: the social work role’, in Seden, J., Matthews, S., McCormick, M. and Morgan, A. (eds.) Professional Development in Social Work. London: Routledge.
Dowling, M. and Brown, G. (2009). ‘Globalisation and International Adoption from China’, Child and Family Social Work Journal, 14(3), pp. 352-361.