School:Education and Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy
Hazel worked in social care settings for over 17 years before taking on her role at the University.firstname.lastname@example.org
An ARU alumna, Hazel joined the staff team in January 2019 as a Senior Lecturer Practitioner in Social Work. After qualifying as a Social Worker she was employed in a variety of roles in Cambridgeshire. This included being a Kinship Assessor, providing fostering supervision for Kinship Carers, serving as the county Lead Officer for Private Fostering, and predominantly working in frontline children’s services. Within the Team and Unit models, Hazel gained experience of various functions including initial assessments, long term case supervision, court work, working with children who are looked after, and had line management responsibilities.
Hazel was a guest lecturer for a number of years and now teaches regularly on the readiness for practice skills modules for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her primary role in the Greater Cambridgeshire Social Work Teaching Partnership has been to review all ARU social work academic modules with the lens of a practitioner and to coordinate the development of the curriculum content. Hazel supports students as a Placement Tutor and as a tutor on Step Up to Social Work.
Hazel has particular interests in relationship-based social work, father-inclusive practice, kinship networks, and developing reflective skills. She is co-supervising the Social Work Student Summer Research Project 2020.