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Heidi has been a qualified social worker since 1997 and has experience of both adult and children’s services. She has worked in both the statutory and third sector provision and within both adult and children’s services and since 2007 has worked as a manager within the Suffolk Y...

Hebe is School Administrator for the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Hebe studied BA (Hons) Screenwriting at the University of Suffolk and graduated in 2020. After graduating, Hebe worked as a Student Experience Ambassador for the School of Social Sciences and Humaniti...

Dr Dogaru is a paediatrician-turned-social scientist, with a medical degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania and a PhD in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University, USA. Dr Dogaru has over 20 years of interdisciplinary professional and aca...

Dr. Maximilian Drephal is a historian of empire, who specialises in the international history of modern Afghanistan. He has taught at the Loughborough University and the University of Sheffield. He holds a PhD in History from Loughborough University and an MA in History and English...

Nora is a registered social worker and academic with 18 years practice-based knowledge and experience, predominately in services for children and families. ...

Fiona founded Survivors in Transition in 2009 to provide support to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. SiT became a charity in 2011 and now supports men and women who have experienced Sexual Abuse, Violence and Exploitation in childhood. ...

Birgit is an experienced counsellor, clinical supervisor and trainer. She has worked with adult clients in a variety of settings, including the voluntary and charitable sector and private practice. She has also been a senior practitioner in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Ser...

Joana Ferreira is a Research Assistant in the Centre for Abuse Research (CARe) at the University of Suffolk. Her research interests revolve mainly around violence against women, intimate partner abuse, and justice. She has an M.Phil. in Criminological Research and has recently compl...

Dr Jo Finch is a highly experienced social work educator and doctoral supervisor. She has been working in the higher education sector for 19 years, with experience of teaching on a wide range of programmes, including:  BA (Hons) Social Care, BA (Hons) Social Work, MA Social Work, p...

Jan is Course Lead for the MSc in CBT & Counselling teaching in both years of the programme as Module Lead for Psychodynamic Counselling and Time Limited Therapy, Evidence Based Practice and Research Skills and Dissertation.   She is an experienced counsellor and psychot...

Dr Ruth Flaherty joined University of Suffolk in September 2019 as a Lecturer in Law. She leads on the core Land Law and Equity & Trusts Law modules, and the optional Intellectual Property Law module. She also teaches on the EU Law, Legal Methods & Advocacy, and Disserta...

After a successful career as a Senior Social Worker, Approved Mental Health Professional, Accredited Practice Educator and now Senior Lecturer; following my retirement from professional practice I am no longer registered as a Social Worker but continue to offer teaching and learning...

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