Job: Professor of Social and Community Studies
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort, University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.
T: +44 (0)116 257 7705
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2010: International Honoree, Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups (North America). Award for ‘life-time’ contribution to the theory and practice of social group work.
2011: Professeur invite, Ecole de Service Social, Universite de Montreal, Canada.
British Association of Social Workers
University of Nottingham MA Applied Social Science / Certificate of Qualification in Social Work 1972.
General Social Services Council Registered Social Worker Reg. No. 1027815
32nd Annual Symposium of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, Montreal, Canada, June 2010.
20 Years of Self- Directed Groupwork: Lessons for Participation and Empowerment in the 21st Century’ (presentation by invitation).
University of Montreal and Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2011 – 2013 at first instance).
Consultant to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council funded research project on the Social, Educational and Activist Worlds of Gender Nonconforming Children in Canada.
Currently, member of Quality Assurance Board of HM Prisons HR Directorate, Learning and Development Section. Attend and advise on prison service’s internal inspections of prison training departments.
Home Office, Police Leadership and Powers Unit (PLDPU) (2004 - 2006): Consultant on the development of a new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP), a training programme for newly recruited police officers.
1st Supervisor for Ausrine Bremner
2nd Supervisor for: Charlotte Knight, Ika Ruddock, Annette Crisp, Andrew Hill, Sofia Rista
National Childrens’ Bureau on behalf of ‘Participation Works’ (2008 – 2010) (Project Director). Evaluation of Participation Works, a scheme to develop capacity of voluntary organisations effecting children to involve children in all aspects of the organisation’s functioning and activity. Publication: Fleming J, Ward D and Yates S (2010) How To: use a consortium-working approach, London: National Children’s Bureau.
Howard League for Penal Reform (2010-2012) National Lottery (Co-researcher). Evaluation of URBoss, a participation-based scheme to provide legal support services to and influence, through evidence, services for young people sentenced to custody.
Editorial Boards: Managing Editor: British Journal of Community Justice;
Editorial Board Member: Groupwork.
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