Spirituality in residential care for people living with dementia: implementing reflective tools for care workers of people living with dementia (The SpiritDem Study) Advisory Group Member (2023): Peter is currently a member of the advisory group for this NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London funded study, exploring how people living with dementia can be best supported with their spiritual needs.
When Level 3 is not enough (2021): Peter is currently the Principal Investigator on this BCU Pilot Project Funded study exploring English Local Authority decision making in relation to required qualification levels for specialist deafblind assessment.
Care Act Easements Study Advisory Group Member (2021-2022): Peter was a member of the advisory group for an 18 month long NIHR School of Social Care funded study on the Care Act Easements created under the Coronavirus Act 2020.
Tactile Transition Project Advisory Group Member (2019): Peter is currently a member of the advisory panel supporting an international research project exploring the ways in which those with acquired deafblindness transition to the increased role of touch in their lives.
PhD Thesis (2020): The Lived Experience of Vulnerability amongst Adults Ageing with Deafblindness: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (Supervised by: Professor Jill Manthorpe (Professor of Social Work) and Professor Anthea Tinker (Professor of Social Gerontology)).
CJD and Social Work (2018-2019): Peter worked with colleagues from the Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London, and the National Prion Clinic, University College London to produce national guidelines on Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease for social workers in England. These guidelines were published by the Department of Health and Social Care.
Simcock, P., Manthorpe, J., & Tinker, A. (2022) ‘Vulnerability among older people ageing with deafblindness’ Journal of Social Work [online first]; https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/14680173221109447
Simcock, P., Manthorpe, J., & Tinker, A. (2022) ‘A salutogenesis approach to ageing with impairment: The managing and coping experiences of older people ageing with deafblindness. Ageing and Society. 1-26. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/salutogenesis-approach-to-ageing-with-impairment-the-managing-and-coping-experiences-of-older-people-ageing-with-deafblindness/26696824944CBCDD2DB7DFD4CD45EDD6
Bacchini, S. & Simcock, P. (2020)A Silent Minority, unheard and unseen? A reflective account of methodological and linguistic challenges in research with older people ageing with Deafblindness. Expressio, 1 (3): 147-166.
Simcock, P. & Wittich, W. (2019) ‘Are older deafblind people being left behind? A narrative review of literature on deafblindness through the lens of the United Nations Principles for Older People’ Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law (3): 339-357 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09649069.2019.1627088
Simcock, P. & Machin, R. (2019) ‘It’s not just about where someone lives: educating student social workers about housing-related matters to promote an understanding of social justice’ Social Work Education: The International Journal. Advance Access: https://doi.org/10.1080/02615479.2019.1612867
Manthorpe, J. & Simcock, P. (2018) 'The Role of Social Work in Supporting People Affected by Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD): A Scoping Review' British Journal of Social Work. Advanced Access. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcy116
Boath, E., Simcock, P., Watts, R., Thomas, N., Evans, J., Taylor, L. & O'Connell, P. (2018) 'Stay with the FLO: evaluating a mobile texting service to enhance social work student retention while on placement' Social Work Education: The International Journal.
Irvine, F., Yeung, E., Partridge, M. & Simcock, P. (2017) ‘The impact of personalisation on people from Chinese backgrounds: accounts of social care experience’ Health and Social Care in the Community. 25 (3): 878-887.
Simcock, P. (2017) ‘Ageing with a unique impairment: a systematically conducted review of older deafblind people’s experiences’ Ageing & Society. 37 (8): 1703-1742.
Simcock, P. (2017) ‘One of society’s most vulnerable groups? A systematically conducted literature review exploring the vulnerability of deafblind people’ Health and Social Care in the Community. (3): 813-839.
Simcock, P. & Manthorpe, J. (2014) ‘Deafblind and neglected or deafblindness neglected? Revisiting the Beverley Lewis Case’ British Journal of Social Work. 44 (8): 2325-2341
Books & Book Chapters:
Simcock, P. (2022) Developing our understanding of an impairment much misunderstood: Researching the experiences of deafblind people. In D. Pitcher & B. Burke (Eds) The Advancement of Social Work. Studies in Social Work to Mark the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Social Workers’ Educational Trust. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers.
Simcock, P. & Lee, C. (2022) Disability, Social Justice and Human Rights: The Experience of the United Kingdom. In C. Cox & T. Maschi (Eds) Human Rights and Social Justice. Key Issues and Vulnerable Populations. Routledge.
Simcock, P. & Manthorpe, J. (2020) Aging with deafblindness. In M. Putnam & C Bigby (Eds.) Handbook on Aging with Disability. London: Routledge.
Wittich, W. & Simcock, P. (2019) Aging and Combined Vision and Hearing Loss. In: J. Ravenscroft (ed), The Routledge Handbook of Visual Impairment. London: Routledge.
Simcock, P. & Castle, R. (2016) Social Work and Disability. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Bacchini, S. & Simcock, P. (2021) ‘Ageing, the Body and the Gender Regime: Health, Illness and Disease Across the Life Course. Susan Pickard and Jude Robinson (eds)’ Ageing and Society. 41, 1449-1451.
Simcock, P. (2014) ‘Mandelstam, M. Safeguarding Adults and the Law’ Journal of Adult Protection. (1): 60-61
Simcock, P., Bond, J. & Duncan, L. (2021) ‘Deafblindness – the psychosocial impact makes it core social work’ https://www.basw.co.uk/resources/psw-magazine/psw-online/deafblindness-%E2%80%93-psychosocial-impact-makes-it-core-social-work [online]
Simcock, P. (2020) ‘When Physical Distancing means Losing Touch: COVID-19 and Deafblind People’ [online]
Simcock, P., Manthorpe, J., Tesfamichael, S., & Mead, S. (2018) Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: Guidelines for Social Workers in England. London: Department of Health and Social Care.
Simcock, P., & Manthorpe, J. (2018) ‘Social Work and CJD: Updating the Guidelines’ CJD Support Network Newsletter 27(May 2018): 10-11
Crellin, B., Simcock, P., & Bond, J. (2018) Good Practice Guide for Social Workers in England and Wales Working with Adults with Acquired Hearing Loss. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers.
Simcock, P. (2014) ‘Revisiting adult safeguarding cases: challenges and lessons’ Bulletin of the Social Work History Network. (1): 8-10.
Matthews, S. & Simcock, P. (2014) ‘Ongoing change: Social Work Education in the 21st Century'. Editorial for the British Library Social Welfare Portal Newsletter.
Simcock, P. (2022) ‘; 'Deafblind People and Covid-19: a population impacted, yet making an impact'; Keynote Speech presented to 11th National Deafblind Conference, Fremantle, Australia, 30 June – 1 July.
Simcock, P. (2019) ‘Involving older deafblind people in qualitative research: the benefits and challenges of working with visual and tactile British Sign Language interpreters’; paper presented to 48th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Liverpool, UK, 10 - 12 July
Bacchini, S. & Simcock, P. (2018) 'The Silent Minority. Unheard and Unseen? Challenges and Opportunities in Research with Older People Ageing with Deafblindness'; paper presented to CLAVIER 18. Knowledge Dissemination, Ethics and Ideology in Specialised Communication: Linguistic and Discursive Perspectives, Milan, Italy, 29 November - 1 December 2018.
Simcock, P. (2017) ‘The lived experience of vulnerability amongst adults ageing with deafblindness’; paper presented to 9th DbI European Conference on Deafblindness, Aalborg, Denmark, 5 - 8 September
Simcock, P. & Wittich, W. (2017) ‘The UN Principles for Older Persons: A Perspective on Deafblind Seniors’; paper presented to the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation, The Hague, The Netherlands, 25- 29 June
Simcock, P. (2015) ‘Well since I got older, it’s gone worser (sic)’ The experiences of older people ageing with deafblindness’; paper presented to 44th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 1 - 3July
Simcock, P. (2015) ‘An invisible sub-group of deafblind people? The experiences of older people ageing with deafblindness’; poster presented to 16th DbI World Conference on Deafblindness, Bucharest, Romania, 25– 30 May