Head of Department, Social Work and the Community
Senior Management Team
tel: 01905 542836
BA (Hons) Management Systems
MA Social Work
Practice Teaching Award
PG Cert Learning and Teaching in HE
Jenny's background is in the substance misuse field, having previously worked with adults experiencing problematic substance use and with concerned and affected others. Her interest in those affected by substance use led Jenny into working with families affected by parental substance misuse. Alongside this, Jenny delivered teaching and learning to a range of different groups, including mentoring and assessing social work students in practice. Jenny has surprised herself by discovering a passion for this part of her role, which eventually led her into delivering social work education. She remains passionate about social justice and this underpins her approach to education.
Jenny has previously managed teams and services whilst in practice and has recently taken on the role of Head of Department which is a new and exciting challenge.
Skills for practice
Use of power
Membership of Professional Bodies
Health and Care Professions Council registered member
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
External Examiner University of Teesside 2013-2017 (now ended)