I joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care in 2005, having previously worked as an Associate Lecturer since 1997. As a qualified social worker, I worked in hospital and community teams between 1981 and 1992, and started teaching social work in 1991. Between 2001 and 2005 I held management posts in a local authority training and development team, and at the General Social Care Council.
My doctoral thesis was ‘Professional registration and the discursive construction of social work students' identities’, available from http://oro.open.ac.uk/view/person/fw6.html
I am interested in discourse analysis and narrative methodologies, and in participatory research methods. My particular areas of interest are: professional identity; professional regulation; social work education; service and carer involvement.
I am currently involved with colleagues in researching social work professional identities.
I have contributed to the presentation and production of a wide range of past and present courses in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, including:
K101 An introduction to health and social care (contributing author)
K113 Foundations in social work practice
K216 Applied social work practice (contributing author)
K315 Critical social work practice (contributing author)
K832/ K833 Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work (contributing author)
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