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I am the Head of Division for the Division of Social Work and Social Care; within this role I have responsibility for continued innovation and quality of the pre-qualifying social work programmes and overall responsibility for the provision of our social work and health and social care courses. I am a SWE 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, Course Leader for the MSc Social Work and Subject Leader in Social Work. 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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Substance Use
  • Social Work


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