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Julie Shaw

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Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Before joining the University of Sunderland in 2021, I worked in Children's Services for nine years, working directly with children and families in safeguarding, assessment, and support teams and then moving to lead and support others' practice and learning as a Practice Educator and workforce development lead.

I remain a registered social worker with Social Work England (SW 88182) and teach primarily on the BA (Hons) Social Work (Integrated Degree Apprenticeship). My current areas of interest are systemic practice, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed practice.

I am currently about to embark on research that explores trauma-informed practice in social work supervision. This exploratory study seeks to understand whether trauma-informed work is present in supervision and if it is, whether this makes a difference to both workers (personally and professionally) and children and families.

Teaching and supervision

I am module leader for SWA 102 Developing Skills for Social Work Practice, which is in Year 1 of the three-year degree. I teach part of the module SWA 201 Law and Social Policy (Children's) in Year 2. I am also Module Leader for SWA 203 Reflective Social Work Practice which is also in Year 2.

Last updated 07 December 2022