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Beer, Oliver

PhD Student

Areas of Interest
Health and wellbeing of social workers
Stressors and responses within work environments
Substance abuse and emotional eating
Mindfulness practice
Mixed Methods


Oliver Beer is in his third year of the doctoral program at The Ohio State University, College of Social Work. He earned his BA in Social Work from The Open University and an MSc in Social Research Methods from the University of Plymouth, UK. Oliver is a licensed social worker in England, his experience includes child welfare and children with additional needs.

Oliver’s research interests include the health and well-being of social workers, particularly practitioners’ responses to work-related stress and their subsequent coping efforts. Oliver is particularly interested in mindfulness training as a buffer against work-related stress. Oliver has presented his research in the UK, US, Japan, and Mexico. Oliver’s research has been published by the British Journal of Social Work, British Association of Social Workers, and Community Care. In addition, in 2019 he co-authored a book chapter.