Areas of expertise
- Social policy, with a particular interest in aspects of political economy related to ideological shifts that affect the welfare state and social care in particular,
- The role of community and community work in the future of social care.
David also teaches research methods, with a focus on qualitative methods. David has practice-based experience through working in a range of local authority youth and community settings between 1994 and 2007.
- Raper, D. (2008), Anecdote to Evidence: Measuring Soft Outcomes (Practice Resource), West Sussex Children’s Fund.
- Raper, D., Goble, C. and Harrison, R. (due 2016), Health and Social Care in the community. Palgrave
- Raper, D. and Eichsteller, G. (2006), Social Pedagogy and Youth Work. Paper presented at Social Pedagogy Conference, Institute of Education, London.
- Raper, D. and Court, S. (2006), The ‘why’ of Youth Work: Emotional Intelligence, Spirituality and Mental Health. Paper presented to Portsmouth CAMHS Conference.