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Oliver W. J. Beer, MSc is a Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University, College of social work and a registered social worker in England, the United Kingdom (U.K.). Oliver’s research primarily focuses on the health and well-being of the child protection workforce, utilizing innovative approaches to prevent and/or reduce work-related stress. Oliver has multiple peer-reviewed publications in rigorous journals (e.g., The British Journal of Social Work, New Media & Society, Child Maltreatment, Child Abuse & Neglect, Convergence), including several first-authored manuscripts, and seven under review. He has presented his work at more than 20 conferences in four different countries. His work has been recognized through multiple grants, awards, and scholarly positions. In recognition of his work in child welfare, in 2021 Oliver was appointed as: (1) Research Fellow at The University of Plymouth (U.K.), in the Institute of Health and Care, and (2) a Research Affiliate at Western Kentucky University, in The Center for Child Welfare Education and Research. Oliver has a sound research and teaching background, including working on a national study examining compassion fatigue among Child Advocacy Center staff for Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus, OH). He was a Graduate Research Associate between 2017 and 2021. He is currently developing a course at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work and has several years of experience as an instructor for undergraduate level courses online and in-person, teaching in England, Japan, and the United States. Oliver serves as a reviewer for eight academic journals.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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