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I took up my current post as Subject Leader in Social Work in February 2016; within this role I have responsibility for continued innovation and quality of the pre-qualifying social work programmes. I am a HCPC registered Social Worker. I qualified as a social worker in 2000 and spent a number of years working in a drug and alcohol service. During this time I completed a Masters degree in Drugs Intervention Studies. I also have experience of working within the Probation Service and in a hospital setting. Since joining the University in 2007 I have had a number of roles, including Placement Coordinator and Course Leader for the MSc Social Work. I sit within the Division of Social Care and Counselling and I contribute to teaching on the undergraduate and post graduate social work programmes.

Research Expertise and Interests

  •  How social workers respond to parental drug and alcohol use in the context of child protection

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Substance Use
  • Social Work

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Research Output

Open Access
  • Working with Substance Users

    Heanue, K. & Lawton, C., 2012, 1 ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press. 95 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook


    • 2 Oral presentation

    Parental Substance Use: The Challenge for Social Work

    Kim Heanue (Speaker)

    23 May 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Parental Substance Use -The Challenge for Social Work

    Kim Heanue (Speaker)

    24 Feb 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation