School:Education and Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Having been a qualified Social Worker for 17 years, Sarah has experienced a broad range of Social Work positions and Management roles within both the Statutory and Voluntary sectors.
Sarah's work has predominantly been in the Children and Families sector to include the fields of Child Protection, working in partnership with probation, Children with Disabilities, Family Support and Child & Adult Health and Emotional well-being.
Her areas of strength encompass sound communication and networking skills, quality assurance, enabling learning around ‘Best Practice’ and innovative thinking in undertaking family interventions and in formulating partnership working.
Sound leadership skills are also central to Sarah's work. She has undertaken specific Accredited Management Training through The London Borough of Enfield that she has applied to her practice and teaching, particularly in managing modules, delivering course leadership and in maintaining a consistent and high quality of teaching.
Sarah has now worked in academia for over three years and has successfully achieved and enjoyed the PGCERT. She maintains high teaching standards as a Course Leader and Senior Social Work Lecturer and has led and developed our Social Work Degree to achieving good scores in recent NSS surveys.
Sarah has supervised postgraduate students with assessments and undergraduate students with both assessments and major projects.
Sarah has prepared applications for bids and attended meetings at Hertfordshire regarding future Continuous Professional Development courses in the areas of child and adult safeguarding.
Sarah has successfully completed the first year of a DProf programme and continues to research in the area of CSE. She presented her research to date – Annual Doctoral Review in May 2018