Dr Peter Simcock
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
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Peter began working in social work education in 2010 and joined the Department of Social Work at BCU in January 2018. Prior to working in academia, Peter worked for Age Concern, Hull, before moving to the West Midlands and from 2001 to 2008 worked for Wolverhampton City Council in various social work roles including social worker within a Physical and Sensory Disability Team, senior practitioner (Deaf and Deafblind Adults), and assistant team manager.
In 2008, Peter moved to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council as senior social work practitioner for Deaf and hearing impaired services, working with children, young people and their families, and adults. For his last six months at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council he was Acting Team Manager of the Sensory Support Team.
Peter is interested in social work and sensory impairment, particularly deafblindness and dual sensory loss. He is also interested in the relationship between law and social work practice, and the concept of vulnerability, especially in the context of safeguarding adults work. Peter’s practise experience has largely been with older people and disabled people. He has developed a particular interest in the experience of ageing with disability, including ageing with deafblindness. Ageing with deafblindness and the experience of vulnerability were the focus of his doctoral research, which adopted interpretative phenomenological analysis to explore the lived experience of these phenomena.