Dr Andy Jolly
Lecturer in Social Work
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)
My professional background is in social work. Before qualifying I worked in residential care, first as a project worker in a care home for ex-offenders and later as deputy project manager of a drug rehabilitation centre. I then worked as a hospital social worker in a multi-agency team, before moving to the third sector to run a project supporting migrant children and families at risk of destitution.
My doctoral research explored the food insecurity experienced by undocumented migrant families in the UK, and my research has continued to focus on the ways in which children and families who are subject to immigration control are excluded from welfare services.
PhD Social Policy
MA Social Work
Social Work England (Registration number SW27661)
British Association of Social Workers
Social Policy Association
British Sociological Association
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (No. PR239231)
Roles on external bodies
Trustee - Birch Network
Editorial Committee - Social Policy Review
Editorial Committee - Research on Social Work Practice
Editorial Committee - Journal of Evidence-based Social Work
Programme Lead - PGDip Social Work
Module Lead- SCW451 'What is Social Work I'
Module Lead - SCW654: Wellbeing 'Accountability, Risk and Professional Decision-making'
- Migration and child welfare
- Food poverty and food insecurity
- Bordering practices in social work and social care
Grants & contracts
- No Recourse Early Action Model (NOREAM) – What Works Centre of Children’s Social Care
- Evaluation of wellbeing support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) in the West Midlands – West Midlands Combined Authority/Controlling Migration Fund
- Local Authority responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic – Paul Hamlyn Foundation
- Early Action Charter Programme for People Seeking Asylum – Refugee Action
- London’s children and young people who are not British citizens: A profile – Greater London Authority
- An Asylum Seeker’s Story: Collective Leadership in Diverse Communities – Open University Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership
- Health and Wellbeing of Undocumented Migrant Children in London – Barnardo’s
Jolly, A., Singh, J. and Lobo, S., 2021. No recourse to public funds: a qualitative evidence synthesis. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 18(1), pp.107-123. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-11-2021-0107
Begum, K., Flint, T., Hunt, G., Jolly, A., & Stringer, A. 2022. Reflecting on Early Help with Migrant Families: A View from Practice. Practice: Social Work in Action, 1–9. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2021.2023489
Jolly, A & Thompson, J. 2022, Risk of food insecurity in undocumented migrant households in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Journal of Public Health. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdab408
Jolly, A. et al., 2021. Café Delphi: Hybridising “World Café” and “Delphi Techniques” for successful remote academic collaboration. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 3(1), p.100095. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssaho.2020.100095.
Caulfield, L. et al., 2020. “It”s Not Just Music, It Helps You from Inside’: Mixing Methods to Understand the Impact of Music on Young People in Contact With the Criminal Justice System. Youth Justice, p.147322542093815. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1473225420938151
Price, C. et al., 2020. “The do-gooders and scroungers”: examining narratives of foodbank use in online local press coverage in the West Midlands, UK. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 28(3), pp.279–298. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/175982720X15905998323834
Hermansson, L., Lundberg, A., Gruber, S., Jolly, A., Lind, J., Righard, E. and Scott, H., 2020. Firewalls: A necessary tool to enable social rights for undocumented migrants in social work. International Social Work, p.0020872820924454. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0020872820924454
Jolly, A., 2020. Statutory neglect and care in a pandemic. International Social Work, 63(5), pp.671-675. http://https//doi.org/10.1177%2F0020872820941916
Jolly, A., Consulting the oracle: using the Delphi method in research with undocumented migrant children. Social Research Practice, no.8 Autumn 2019, pp.28-40. Available at:http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.10050578
Terry, V. and Jolly, A., 2019. Participatory filmmaking in voluntary sector research: innovative or problematic?. Voluntary Sector Review, 10(3), pp.387-398.Available at: https://doi.org/10.1332/204080519X15640637890381
Jolly, A., 2018. No recourse to social work? Statutory neglect, social exclusion and undocumented migrant families in the UK. Social Inclusion, 6(3), pp.190-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/si.v6i3.1486 http:
Jolly, A., 2018. ‘You Just Have to Work with What You’ve Got’ Practitioner Research with Precarious Migrant Families. Practice, 30(2), pp.99-116. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09503153.2017.1385756
Jolly, A. 2021. 'Social Inclusion, Immigration Legislation and Social Services'. in Liamputtong, P. (ed.), Handbook of Social Inclusion. Springer
Jolly, A., 2019. 'From the Windrush Generation to the “Air Jamaica Generation”: Local Authority Support for Families with No Recourse to Public Funds'. in Heins, E. Needham, C. & Rees, J. (eds.) Social Policy Review, 31. Policy Press
Dickson, E., Jolly, A., Morgan, B., Sojka, B., Stamp, D., and Qureshi, F. (2020) Local Authority Responses to people with NRPF during the pandemic
Wolverhampton: Institute for Community Research and Development.
Jolly, A., Thomas, S. and Stanyer, J. (2020) London’s children and young people who are not British citizens: A profile. London: Greater London Authority.
Barons, M.J., Garthwaite, K., Jolly, A. and Price, C. (2019) Report of the FARM food poverty workshop held at the University of Warwick on 02 May 2019, Coventry: University of Warwick.
Thomas, S., Jolly, A. and Goodson, L. (2018) It was like they cut off all my dreams”: Emotional health and wellbeing of undocumented children in London. London: Barnardo's.