Dr Gary Walker
About Dr Gary Walker
Gary Walker is a Principal Lecturer and Staff Lead for the Childhood, Early Years and Education Studies Academic Group. Teaching specialisms include Multi-agency Working, Safeguarding and Looked After Children.
He has worked in a variety of social care settings with and for children and families for over twenty years. This includes day and residential settings, and as a child protection social worker. He has been child protection education co-ordinator, and children in care education co-ordinator for a large education authority. He has extensive experience of teaching and training adults in social care issues.
Specialist interest areas include child development, child protection and social work, Looked After Children, and multi-agency working. Publications include a sole-authored book Working Together for Children: A critical introduction to multi-agency working, an edited volume (with Phil Jones) Children's Rights in Practice as well as chapters for edited volumes covering safeguarding and looked after children.
- Multi-agency Practice for Children
- Perspectives on Social Work
- Input on Safeguarding on a range of courses
Gary completed his Doctoral research into the organisational context of educational outcomes for Looked After Children. The aim was to better understand the mechanisms whereby children in the care system are supported, with a view to improving their life chances.