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Dr Daniel Burrows

Dr Daniel Burrows


Ysgol y Gwyddorau Cymdeithasol

+44 29208 75501
1.01, Adeilad Morgannwg, Rhodfa’r Brenin Edward VII, Caerdydd, CF10 3WA
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After working as a qualified social worker for seven years, I moved over to higher education in 2014, and was appointed as Lecturer in Social Work in 2018. Most of my time in practice was spent in the Children's Hospital for Wales. I completed my Professional Doctorate in Social Work in 2018, which was based on an ethnographic study of a hospital social work team, whose work centred around discharge planning for older people. This work formed the basis of my first book, Critical Hospital Social Work Practice, which was published by Routledge in 2020. My research interests include social work with older people, rights-based practice and care planning. I teach primarily on the MASW, and am a member of the Senior Personal Tutor Team, which supports the school's personal tutoring programme and provides enhanced pastoral support to students.


Academic Qualification Attained

2002   MA(Oxon) Classics, Oxford University           

2006   MA  Social Work, Cardiff University   

2016   Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Cardiff Metropolitan University

2018   Doctor of Social Work, Cardiff University       

Professional Experience

I practised as a qualified social worker for seven years, most of which was spent in the Children's Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.


Aelodaethau proffesiynol

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Safleoedd academaidd blaenorol

2014 - 2018: Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Cardiff Metropolitan University



I teach primarily on the MA Social Work, but also provide some input to the MSc Social Science Research Methods (SSRM) Social Work/Care Pathway and professional doctorate programmes in the school.

On the MASW I convene the following modules:

Social Work with Adults (Levels 1 & 2)

Understanding Evidence for Social Work Practice (Levels 1 & 2)

Working with Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities (Level 3)

My main research interests are:

Social work with older people

Inter-professional work

Care planning in adult social care

Rights-based practice


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Care planning in adult social care
  • Social work with older people
  • Rights-based practice
  • Inter-professional work