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My current research interests include, gender and sexuality within social work, researching social work education, the language of social work, service users and carers as expert contributors, and human development and the life-course.


I began teaching at Bournemouth University on the BA & MA Social Work programmes, together with the BA Sociology and Social Policy degree in 2011. I lead modules on law and social policy, ethics and values, ideology, and lectured in globalisation and marginalisation. 

I have been teaching at Solent Univeristy since 2016, teaching on subects such as social work law and social policy, social work and sociology, research, professionalism, ethics and values, and I regularly contribute to other taught modules as appropriate. I have been a field tutor for social work students on practice placement and head of the second year of the degree.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), which recognises teaching excellence in higher education.

Professional Information

I am currently the Course Leader for the Social Work programmes at Solent University and an Associate Head for the Department of Social Sciences and Nursing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, AdvanceHE

Award Date: 5 Oct 2021

PhD, Social work is women's work; right? Amplifying the voices of male social work students entering into a female majority occupation: applying qualitative methods., Bournemouth University, UK

Award Date: 15 Jul 2020


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