School of Health and Society
Lecturer in Social Work
I qualified as a Social Worker in 2001, having previously undertaken voluntary positions in third sector organisations with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I then spent ten years working for a Local Authority, firstly in statutory children and families teams working with children in need, looked after children and on safeguarding cases. I later worked in CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services).
I became a Lecturer in Social Worker in 2011, having discovered a love of teaching through developing training programmes in my previous roles. I moved to the University of Salford in 2013.
I mainly teach on the MA and BA Social Work Programmes, leading two modules:
- Introduction to Professional Social Work (MA Social Work)
- Assessment & Intervention in Social Work (BA Social Work)
I also teach specific lectures on other programmes particularly around parenting, adoption, child mental health and other issues in social work with children and their families.
- children and families social work,
- child mental health.
- Parenting - particularly adoptive parenting and issues of gender in parenting
- Children's and young people's mental health - including how this is impacted by children and young people's relationships and friendships
- Adoption and looked after children
- Issues in social work education
- BSc (HONS) Psychology & Linguistics (Lancaster University, 1998)
- POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE Professional Development in Voluntary Organisations (Middlesex University, 1999)
- MA Applied Social Studies (Lancaster University, 2001)
- DIPLOMA IN SOCIAL WORK (Lancaster University, 2001)
- POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE Academic Practice (University of Salford, 2015)
- Registered Social Worker with the HCPC
- Fellow of the HEA