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Mr Roger Davis

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Associate Head of School Nations & Regions
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Regions & Nations (HWSC)
  • roger.davis

Professional biography

Roger is a full time staff tutor based in Scotland having taken up the role in 2005. Previously he worked as an Associate Lecturer for the OU teaching a variety of modules within the social work programme alongside a freelance training profile. His professional background is in social work where he gained 20 years experience.

As a staff tutor Roger works predominantly within the professional social work programme where he manages manages a number of the Associate Lecturering staff as well as building and maintaining contacts with a wide range of external agencies. Roger also carries a number of central academic roles having been a co-chair of K/YJ/ZW113 since 2007 and chair of K207 since 2009.

Research interests

Social work law

Teaching interests

Social work

Social work law


Learning in practice: some reflections on the student’s journey (2011)
Davis, Roger; Gordon, Jean and Walker, Gill
In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Mick and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice,. Post-qualifying Social Work (pp. 143-149)
ISBN : 978-0-415-55335-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd edition) (2011)
Davis, Roger and Gordon, Jean eds.
ISBN : 978-0-230-27631-4 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Prepared for Practice? Exploring and Evaluating the First Six Months of Post-qualified Practice in Social Work (2009)
Nix, Ingrid; Cooper, Barry; Davis, Roger and McCormick, Michael
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.


OU student wins Care Apprentice Award

Heather always wanted to be a mental health nurse, having worked as a carer for a number of years. When she was given the chance by her employer to study for an Open University course in Health Care Practise, she grabbed the opportunity. Earlier this year, Heather was awarded the Care Apprentice Award at the National Care Awards, as Carers Week begins, she talks about her journey with The OU.

10th June 2019
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