Bridget Otter

Bridget Otter BA (Hons), MA, PG Dip, Practice Educator

Lecturer in Social Work


Qualified and SWE registered Social Worker, with practice experience in areas of Youth Justice, Duty and Assessment (Child Protection) and therapeutic work with children and families (NSPCC) before joining SHU in 2023. Lecturer in social work across undergraduate and post graduate taught courses, Admissions Lead for the MSW.


Bridget qualified as a Social Worker in 2009 after completing an MA in social work with the University of Manchester. Since then her career in practice has focused predominantly on working with children, young people and families in different settings, including Youth Justice, Duty and Assessment and the NSPCC. Whilst in practice Bridget subsequently worked as an Operational Manager at Tameside Youth Justice Service, taking a lead role on Out of Court work, with a specific interest in early intervention for young people, trauma informed approaches and complex safeguarding. Bridget is a Practice Educator for social work students and began her career in higher education at Nottingham Trent University where she worked as a Lecturer in Social Work and taught across BA, MA and Apprenticeship social work courses, including being module lead.


Department of Social Work and Social Care and Community Studies

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Subject area:

  • Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Courses taught:

  • DA Social Work
  • MSW Social Work
  • FdA & BA Working with Children, Young People & Families
  • BA Social Work
  • Learning Disability & Social Work

Modules taught:

  • (DA) Preparation for Practice
  • (DA) Personal and Professional Development for Social Work
  • Evidence Review (Module Lead)
  • Nursing and Social Work Practice 2
  • Sciences and Theory across the Life course
  • The Advancing Professional

Cancel event

Are you sure you want to cancel your place on Saturday 12 November?