Hugh Barr, MPhil, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Interprofessional Education and Honorary Fellow at the University of Westminster UK with visiting chairs concurrently at the University of Greenwich and Kingston University with St George’s University of London. He is President of the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) and Emeritus Editor of the Journal of Interprofessional Care. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Southampton and East Anglia in recognition of his seminal role in promoting interprofessional education in health, social care and related fields nationally and internationally.
His current work at home with CAIPE makes the case to government, commissioners, regulators, universities and service agencies for interprofessional education, informed by evidence and experience, to implement reforms in health and social care policy effectively, and abroad to support the development of such education in both rich and poor countries, strengthen international networks and carry forward the work of a recent WHO Task Force on which he served.
Hugh was formally an Assistant Director of the then Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (CCETSW) following work in the probation service, the Home Office Research Unit and the voluntary sector of prison aftercare including NACRO. His earlier publications were in criminology and social work education and more recently include critiques, surveys and systematic reviews in that field.