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Dr David Wilkins

Dr David Wilkins

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Email
wilkinsd3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0935
Campuses
Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA

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I am a lecturer for the MA social work programme, and Assistant Director at the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (Cascade). My own research interests are focused on child and family social work, and especially the topics of supervision, judgement and decision-making.

My research on supervision has primarily included observations of casework discussions between supervisors and practitioners, seeking to understand what happens in these conversations, and what difference they make for practice, and for families.

My research on judgement and decision-making has centered on the application of coherence theory, and the extent to which social workers are able to make more or less accurate judgements under different conditions.

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Education

  • 2014  PhD “How do social workers use attachment theory in practice?” University of Kent, UK
  • 2007  MA (with distinction) in Social Work, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • 2003  BA (Hons) in New Media Production, Bournemouth University, UK

Professional memberships

Registered social worker (Social Care Wales)

Previous academic positions

2015 – 2018   Senior Research Fellow, University of Bedfordshire

2014 – 2015   Senior Lecturer in Social Work (Academic Tutor), University of Bedfordshire (Frontline programme)

2011 – 2011   Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Anglia Ruskin University (part-time)

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I teach on the following programmes:

  • MA Social Work
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods

Research interests:

  • Supervision
  • Judgement and decision-making

Supervision

I am currently supervising seven students studying for Professional Doctorates and / or PhDs.