School:Education and Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Education and teaching
Having been a qualified Social Worker for 19 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 five years. She maintains high teaching standards across the BA Social Work and MA Social Work and has led and developed our Social Work Degrees with a focus on student experience.
Sarah has supervised postgraduate students with assessments and undergraduate students with both assessments and major projects.
• BA (Hons) Social Work (Chelmsford) and MA Social Work
• Module leader and tutor for 'Transitions into professional practice' (BA 3rd year)
• Tutor for the children and families module
• External Examiner for the BSc Social Work course at Portsmouth University.
• Registered Social Worker with SWE (Social Work England)
• Teaching Fellow
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 this area.