Head of Subject
Lorraine is a registered social worker and as Head of Social Subject. She provides operational and strategic leadership for the Social and Community Studies group, within the School of Health.
Lorraine's previous work as a social worker involved working with children and families in social care and as an adoption social worker. She has extensive experience in social work education having worked as a Lecturer and Programme Manager at Bradford College before coming to the University in 2001. Since that time Lorraine has worked as Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer and now leads the subject group.
Lorraine is active in promoting equality and diversity in relation to all matters and provides strategic leadership for the School of Health and for the Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership.
Lorraine contributes to teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social work/social care and supervises dissertation students. Her teaching interests include social work values and ethics, sociological perspectives and anti-racism and anti oppressive practice.
Lorraine's is currently completing her PhD into race and adoption and other interests include inequalities and social work education.