I have had a varied professional career. I have worked as a Social Worker for a number of Local Authorities; working in child protection services, hospital social work, supporting children and families affected by ill health and/or disability and also specialising in the assessment of prospective adopters. I have also worked in the NHS as a Health Promotion Worker. I have spent a number of years working for local charities including as a manager at Sheffield Young Carers' Service and most recently nine years at the NSPCC.
I joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012.
- exploring children's lives and experiences from a holistic perspective
- children and young people's involvement in their own care and services
- multi-agency working
- advocacy and children's rights
- the impact of early trauma on children
- supporting families