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Dr David Wilkins

Dr David Wilkins

Senior Lecturer

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

Email
wilkinsd3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0935
Campuses
12 Ffordd yr Amgueddfa, Cathays, Caerdydd, CF10 3BG

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I am a qualified social worker and qualitative researcher with an interest in child and family social work, supervision and decision-making. I am a lecturer on the MA social work programme here at Cardiff, and an Assistant Director at the Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre (Cascade).

My research on supervision has focused on observations of case discussions between managers and workers, seeking to understand the nature of these conversations, how they might be evaluated, and what difference they make for the worker's practice and for children and families.

My research on decision-making has sought to explore the impact of cognitive biases and how these can be mitigated, and how we might evaluate and measure the relationship between better assessments (those yielding a greater understanding) and decisions.

I have also worked on a number of other research projects, including literature reviews, observations of social work practice, quasi-experimental studies and randomised controlled trials.

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Education

  • 2014  D. Phil “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

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I teach on the following programmes:

  • MA Social Work
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods (Social Work in Action module)

Research interests:

  • Social work supervision and decision-making
  • Observations of social work practice

Supervision

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