Job: Senior Lecturer/ Practice Learning Cooordinator
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: 0116 257 7629
I began working as a senior lecturer in social work in October 2017 and am responsible for the practice learning element of the course programme. As a registered social worker, I had 18 years experience in local authority as a social work practitioner, manager and educator. My main area of practice was children's social work, including working for a number of years with unaccompanied young people seeking sanctuary. For four years, just prior to starting at DMU, I was responsible for coordinating and delivering the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment programme for newly qualified social workers as well as delivering training on a number of other areas of social work practice. I continue to take a keen interested in all things social work and social work education. I have just completed by PG Cert in Teaching and Learning in HE and am coming towards the end of my PhD researching unaccompanied young people reaching adulthood.
I am current undertaking research (PhD) on local authority practice with unaccompanied young people as they approach and during early adulthood.
I currently teach the Practice related modules on both the BA and MA programmes. I also deliver the Continuous Professional Development workshops for employees (Practice Educators) who support our students on placement in the workplace.
B. Soc Sc (Hons), MA/ Diploma Social Work, Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management/Post Qualifying Higher Specialist Award, Post Graduate Diploma in Practice Learning and Assessment/ Practice Teaching Award, Post Qualifying Award in Social Work, Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Social Work Practice.
BA and MA Social Work.
Member of Asylum, Immigration and Trafficking Group - British Association of Social Work.
British Association of Social Work 2017 - current.
Registered Social Worker, Social Work England (SW77008)
Previously delivered training on a range of social work practice.
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