Institute of Health & Society
tel: 01905 542651
I have been working in the social work area for the last 20 years, both as a practitioner and lecturer, having the opportunity to work in two very different countries and cultures: Romania and then, from 2010, the UK. This was a fantastic learning journey for me, offering me the chance to develop transferable skills and knowledge.
Post graduate Diploma in Higher Education 2016
PhD in Sociology- 2009
BA in Social work - 1995
- Teaching & Research
Teaching & Research
My teaching interests are in area of Law in social work and Methods and interventions in social work practice.
I consider that an effective teaching has to be always delivered in partnership with students, incorporating their needs, vision and interests.
Relationship based practice
Professional migration in social work
- Professional Bodies
Health & Care Professions Council
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Zanca, R. and Misca, G. (2016) ‘ Filling the gaps? Romanian social workers’ “migration” into the UK’, Social Work Review, 1/2016
Sandru, C., Zanca, R. (2010) An actual perspective on health services in Romania. 4 sociological studies , Transilvania University Press(http://www.bibnat.ro/dyn-doc/publicatii/CIP/Bibliografia%20cartilor%20in%20curs%20de%20aparitie%20-%20CIP%20iunie%202010.pdf
Zanca, R “Child protection in Romania: services, dilemmas and specific issues”, in D. Buzducea (editor), “The Social work for risk groups”, Polirom , Iasi, 2010: 73-105. (http://www.polirom.ro/catalog/carte/asistenta-sociala-a-grupurilor-de-risc-3973/)
Zanca, R. “A current l perspective on Romanian social work system” , in Peter Erath , Brian Littlechild (editors) “Social work across Europe- Accounts from 16 Countries”, vol.1, published by University of Ostrava – European Research Institute for Social Work, 2010: 130-136, ISBN 978-80-7368-910-0
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