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.