Sandy Fraser is currently Associate Dean (Curriculum and Qualifications) for the Faculty of Health and Social Care, previously he was Assistant Head of Department in the Department of Social Work.
He has contributed to various Open University courses since 2001 relating to research with children and young people and to the Open University degree in social work, and more recently Personalisation in Health and Social Care.
Sandy began as a social work researcher at the University of Aberdeen in the 1980's before moving to Dundee University in 1990, and from 1995 he was in social work practice in Wales then England.
His current research interests relate to the evolution of professionalism in health and social care in the context of personalisation, long-term health conditions and global trends of increases in life and health expectancy.
Sandy Fraser, Rosie Flewitt and Martyn Hammersley, “What is Research with Children and Young People”, in Clark et al (eds),(2014) Understanding Research with Children and Young People, London, Sage.
Sandy Fraser Professional identity and international social work: the view from afar, Sandy Fraser, An innovative way of approaching the study of social work values and practice, Sandy Fraser and Mick McCormick Reflections on values and ethics in social work practice, in Seden et al (2011) Professional Development in Social Work, London , Routledge.
Alun Morgan and Sandy Fraser, Looked After Young People and their Social Work Managers: A Study of Contrasting Experiences of Using Computer-Assisted-Self-Interviewing (A-CASI)
British Journal of Social Work Advance Access published February 12, 2009.
Situating Empirical Research and Paradigms and Philosophy (two chapters) in
Sandy Fraser, et al (eds) (2003) Doing Research with Children and Young People, London, Sage.
Vicky Lewis, Mary Kellett, Chris Robinson, Sandy Fraser, Sharon Ding (eds), (2003) The Reality of Research with Children and Young People, London, Sage.