Staff profiles

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  • 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...

  • Rebecca Govan

    Assistant Lecturer

    Rebecca has worked with people all of her adult life either as a volunteer, support worker or social worker. Rebecca’s focus has been social work with adults and particularly older people with experience in mental capacity, safeguarding and joint working with health colleagues. More recently having become an adopter and...

  • Gero Kaur

    Senior 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

    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...

  • Dr. Val Sylvester

    Senior Lecturer/SWPET Programme Lead

    Val has been working with Birmingham City University since 1995. She is currently a Senior Lecturer/Deputy Director of the BSc (Hons) Social Work programme and Programme Director for the Postgraduate Social Work Practice Educator training programme. Previous experience: Shelter National Organisation  (1977-81) Val worked...

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