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Staff profiles

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  • Dorothy Boatswain

    School of Education and Social Work

    Dorothy worked for the London Borough of Camden as a generic social worker in the late 1980s. During the 1990s, she worked for Birmingham City Council in what was then the Older Adults team before joining the Social Work and Social Care Department at Bournville College of Further Education as a lecturer. In the...

  • David Childs

    Senior Lecturer in Social Work

    David qualified in Social Work in 2007, he began working with adults with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental illness within Birmingham. As a Social Worker within Birmingham David worked within Safeguarding, the Court of Protection and was awarded for partnership working within the Local Authority. Most recently he was...

  • David Collins

    Senior Lecturer

    David Collins is the admissions tutor for the BSc (Hons) Social Work course, which involves coordinating the process of selecting applicants to join the course. He is the coordinator for a research module in Year 3 of this course, which involves students developing their understanding and research skills culminating in the...

  • Gero Kaur

    Lecturer

    Gero qualified as a Social Worker in 2000. Upon qualifying as a Social Worker Gero worked within a Local Authority generic adult team. She started supervising social work students on placement when she became a Senior Practitioner in 2002.  In 2005 Gero gained employment as a Practice Educator within a Local Authority...

  • Caroline Lee

    Senior Lecturer in Social Work / Course Leader (BSc Social Work)

    Caroline worked as a social work practitioner in a community setting for a number of years with a range of adult service user groups, primarily within the fields of learning disabilities and mental health. Caroline joined BCU as a full-time social work lecturer in Sept 2006, and teaches across a variety of modules,...

  • Albert Moylan

    Senior Lecturer in Social Work

    Born in the Republic of Ireland, Albert obtained a degree in Commerce and initially started out on a career in business. He discovered that his interest in people, social problems, inequality, deprivation and disadvantage far outweighed his interest in commerce. After moving to the UK in 1986 and settling in Birmingham,...

  • Professor Matt O'Leary

    Professor in Education

    Dr Matt O’Leary is Professor of Education and co-director of the education research centre CSPACE at Birmingham City University. His main research interests focus on the impact of education policy on teaching and learning and the interface between the two, especially in the context of professional learning and the development...

  • Inderjit Patel

    Senior Lecturer/Programme Director

    Inderjit has delivered teaching and learning across a range of modules on professional social work programmes including Social Work Theory and Method, Law, Values and Ethics, Sociology, Child Protection, Mental Health and Inter professional practice during the last 10 years as a Senior Lecturer in Social Work. She has also...

  • Dr Peter Simcock

    Senior Lecturer in Social Work / MSc Social Work Course Lead

    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...

  • Val Sylvester

    Senior Lecturer/Programme Director

    Shelter National Organisation;  (1977-81) Val worked as a housing Advice Worker-undertaking complex work with vulnerable homeless people. This entailed working in a multifaceted approach with a diverse range of organisation. Research Associate (University of  Birmingham) (1984-1985) She later spent one year working...

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