I am a registered social worker with over 25years experience in offender settings. My professional practice involved working with specialist areas such violent and sex offenders, those with mental disorder, young offenders, lifers, Courts etc. My later roles were those with responsibility for practice, leadership and management development in a large Probation Trust developing work-based teaching and learning for Social Work and Probation Officer Qualifications, developing Probation Service officer qualifications and Leadership and management development programmes.
I have provided consultancy to third sector organisations on developing sustainable funding, safeguarding, risk assessment and management, people, trustee and organisation development strategies, competency frameworks and apprenticeships and I have held Board Director positions with the Birmingham Based Rape and Sexual Violence Project and the British Institute for Learning and Development.
Sociological perspectives for health and social care
Psychological Perspectives for health and social care
Caring for Children and Young People
Safeguarding Adults and Promoting independence
Human Growth and Development
Personal and Professional Development
The Professional at Work
Criminology and Criminal Justice and Offender Management
Research Interests and Scholarly Activity
I am currently a doctoral researcher at Nottingham Trent University looking a social capital in relation the payment by results of offender programmes.