About Lee Sobo-Allen
Senior Lecturer in Social Work with previous experience as a qualified social worker in child protection, children with disabilities and adults with learning disabilities. Research interests in social work engagement with fathers.
After qualifying as a social worker at the University of Manchester in 1998, Lee worked in the areas of child protection, children with disabilities and adults with learning disabilities. It was during this time that he developed an interest in, and knowledge of, the need to engage with fathers in childcare social work as both a risk and a resource. This interest has continued in his studies, and in his teaching in social work education at a number of universities. Through an MA Child Care Law and Practice, Lee was able to explore the socio-legal context of this engagement. Recently he completed a MA Social Research at the University of Leeds and then enrolled as a part time PhD where he is currently exploring the engagement of non-resident fathers by social workers as potential alternative carers for their children. Lee also specializes in the teaching of all aspects of social work law with a particular specialism in child care legislation.
- BA Social Work
- MA Social Work
- Social Work Law
- Evidence Based Social Work
- Social Research Methods
Lee's current research involves exploring the engagement and assessment of non-resident fathers by social workers as potential alternative carers for their children. The aims of the research is to inform future social work practice through developing a positive understanding of the dynamics, expectations and motivations of both social worker and fathers.