School of Applied Social Science
Watson Building Room 225
University of Brighton
Telephone: + 44 (0)1273 644524
I studied Social Science at Bristol Polytechnic in the mid-1980s and, after periods of fruit processing and working in a record shop, went on to work in positions in democratic services and policy planning in local government in the Midlands. I decided to change direction and did voluntary work for Scope and Mind before qualifying in social work at the University of Warwick. As a registered social worker, I gained experience in statutory settings with older people, disabled people and those with chronic health conditions. I have also taught English in Taiwan and Thailand. I have worked at the University of Brighton since 2002.
Member, Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee (JUC SWEC) International Sub-Committee
Reviewer, European Journal of Social Work and also book proposals for the Open University Press (around Social Work with Adults) and for both Ashgate Publishing and Palgrave Macmillan (in the area of international social work)