I am an Associate Professor at McMaster University's School of Social Work. My research and teaching focus on service users' theory, child welfare, anti-oppressive practice, anti-racism, whiteness, and social inclusion and exclusion. I place emphasis on connecting theory to direct practice and on conducting research that informs both policy and practice. My research is primarily participatory and community based, and grounded in the knowledge, theory and voice of service users, particularly through the use of photovoice, video and other arts based methods.

On this Website I share details of my research, teaching and other interests - somewhat like an online CV - but with a few other pages added too. Please feel free to explore and enjoy.

Book Announcement
I am pleased to announce that a book on anti-oppressive social work practice I co-authored with Dr. June Ying Yee has just been published by Oxford University Press.

Dumbrill, G. C., & Yee, J., Y. (2018). Anti-Oppressive Social Work: Ways of Knowing, Talking, and Doing. Oxford University Press, Toronto, Canada.

Check the book out at the following links: Oxford University Press or Amazon.ca.

Dr. Gary Dumbrill
McMaster University
School of Social Work
Hamilton, Ontario
1 (905) 525-9140 ext 23791