I qualified as a social worker in 1996 and have worked with a number of local authorities within the Greater Manchester area. I have predominantly practiced within the field of mental health and have been a manager for an Assertive Outreach Team. In 1999 I qualified as an Approved Social Worker and have also undertaken training in cognitive behavioural therapy.
Prior to starting at MMU, I spent 5 years as a Senior Lecturer within another university taking the lead in managing both their AMHP and best interest assessor courses as well as teaching on the undergraduate social work course.
I have a particular interest in the law relating to capacity and mental health, along with experience in supporting post qualified social workers.