Dr. Didier Reynaert is lecturer Social Work and senior researcher at the EQUALITY//ResearchCollective of HOGENT University of Applied Sciences and Arts, School of Social Welfare. His expertise lies in the field of social work theory, human rights, social justice and children's rights. A key focus in his research is the development of a human rights based approach (HRBA) to social work. His research interests include community and integrated care, child well-being and children's rights, child poverty, inclusive citizenship and human rights as lever for community development. Didier Reynaert is also guest lecturer Social Work Theory at the HAN University of Applied Sciences (the Netherlands), guest professor Ethics in Education at Ghent University and guest lecturer Children’s Rights at Odisee University of applied sciences.
Roelof Hortulanus holds the endowed chair 'Social Interventions and Social Policy' at the University For Humanistics. Professor Hortulanus is the Director of LESI, the National Expertise Centre for Social Intervention. LESI stimulates scientific reflection on social intervention practices and ensures that the results become accessible for practice.
Teachers College Columbia University, New York, United States
Professor Shardlow is Foundation holder of the Chair of Social Work at the University of Salford, England, where until recently he was Director of the Institute for Health and Social Care Research. He has held visiting professorial appointments in Norway, Italy, and Hong Kong: Previously, he was Director of a UK social work masters professional qualification programme. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Work. Previously chairperson of The Association of Teachers of Social Work Education (ATSWE- UK) and UK representative on the Executive Committee of the European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW): he has worked as a social work practitioner and manager. He is a registered social worker in England and has worked extensively in international social work, through research, consultancy and development work. Current research interests are in the following areas: applied professional ethics; comparative research in social work; evidence-based policy and practice, programme evaluation and research utilisation (particularly in respect of social work with children and families and older people); professional knowledge, socialization and professional education (particularly in respect of field education); welfare and social capital (particularly as a theoretical underpinning for social work). He has published widely in these fields, including fifteen books, and his work has been translated into several languages.
Gerard de Zeeuw is Professor Emeritus of Complex Social Systems and Mathematical Modelling of
Innovation of the University of Amsterdam, Visiting Professor of Systems Research at the University of
Lincoln and Senior Professor of Architectural Design
Research of the University of Leuven.