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Dr David Wilkins

Senior Lecturer

Email
wilkinsd3@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2251 0935
Campuses
12 Museum Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BG
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Social Work with research interests related to child and family practice, particuarly child protection and disabled children. I am also an Assistant Director for CASCADE (Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre).

Biography

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

Publications

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2018

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2015

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2012

2010

Teaching

I teach on the following programmes:

  • MA Social Work, where I coordinate the module on Social Work with Children, Young People and Families
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods (SSRM) - Social Work/Care Pathway
  • PhD
  • Professional Doctorates

My main research interests relate to social work supervision and decision-making. I am particuarly interested in what happens in supervision, and how this relates to practice skills and decision-making.

I have led and been involved in several research projects with a focus on these areas, and have published several articles on the topic of social work supervision in particular. 

Supervision

I would be interested in supervising students working across all areas of child and family social work, but particuarly in relation to professional supervision, practice skills and decision-making.