I am a registered Social Worker and Practice Educator. I qualified as a Social Worker in 2009 and have mostly worked in Hospital Social work with Adults, also spending time in the Specialist Dementia Team and Integrated Health and Social Care Team.
I joined the UOS Social Work Team in September 2020.
I have an interest in cognitive impairment and dementia and in the Mental Capacity Act. I also have an interest in social work learning having gained my Practice Educator qualification in 2014. I thoroughly enjoy supporting students and watching them grow and develop. I believe Social Work Teams gain so much in practice from having students as learners, critical friends bringing fresh ideas and perspectives.
I spent a year on secondment with the Suffolk and Norfolk Social Work Teaching Partnership where I was afforded the opportunity to work closely with colleagues from UOS and across the Adults, Children and Families, Learning Disabilities and Autism and Mental Health Teams.