Professor Donald Forrester

Professor Donald Forrester

Director of CASCADE

School of Social Sciences

Email:
forresterd@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2068 8724
Location:
1-3 Museum Place

My main interest is in what makes for effective child and family social work. In particular I am interested in the relationship between good practice and outcomes, and in understanding the features of organisations that produce good practice. I also have a strong track record of evaluating social work services, having led more than 30 studies or practice development projects with a combined worth of over £7 million.

  • 2007  D. Phil “Child protection and significant harm. A study of referrals closed by local authorities.” Brunel University, London, UK
  • 1992  M.Sc., Social Policy and Social Work, LSE, London, UK
  • 1992  Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW), LSE, London, UK
  • 1989  MA (Hons) in Psychology, Edinburgh University, UK

Professional memberships

Registered social worker (Health Care Professionals Council)

Academic positions

1999 – 2002     Research Fellow, University of Sussex

2002 - 2005       Lecturer in Social Work, Goldsmiths College

2005 - 2007       Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Brunel University

2007- 2009        Reader in Child Welfare, University of Bedfordshire

2009- 2015        Professor of Social Work Research, University of Bedfordshire

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