Dr Peter Simcock
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
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Peter joined the Department of Social Work at BCU in January 2018, having previously been Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Staffordshire University since 2010. Peter’s academic life began with a Law degree at the University of Hull, after which he worked in Liverpool for a Community Law Centre, a Youth Centre and a charity working with deafblind people. He was also involved in prison visiting.
Peter returned to the University of Hull to complete his MA/Diploma in Social Work and then worked for Age Concern, Hull in their Community Welfare Department. He then moved 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.