Paula is a Senior Lecturer in Social work and Academic Practice Lead in the School of Health and Community Studies. Her primary teaching lies within preparation for social work placement and communication skill development. Paula is currently undertaking a PhD research project exploring supervision in social work placement.
Paula has worked as a support worker with adults with learning disabilities, child protection social worker, practice educator, off-site practice, and brings a wealth of experience to her role as Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Academic Practice Lead at Leeds Beckett University.
Paula is vice-chair of the Leeds and Wakefield Social Work Teaching Partnership practice stream. She co-facilitates the Practice Education (PEPS 1 and 2) courses for the teaching partnership.