Alumni profiles

Alumni profiles in the Institute of Applied Social Studies.

Alexis Keir, MSocSci Social Work (1999)

Alexis Keir, MSocSci Social Work (1999)
Description
Early highlights of my career include working with the Greater London Association of Disabled People (GLAD) and then spending two years with the Deaf Association of New Zealand, having been inspired to work abroad during my studies in Birmingham.

Alix Brown, MSocSci, CQSW (1987)

Description
As an independent social work consultant, trainer and psychotherapist, this work continues to evolve and I see more young people benefit. Currently I am doing further training in animal assisted therapy in order to work with young people whose sexual behaviour relates to deeper issues such as attachment and abuse.

Amanda Foka, MA Social Work (2010)

Amanda Foka, MA Social Work (2010)
Description
My career after graduation has taken a promising start with my first job with the United Nations. Understanding of the concept of inequality and social exclusion is key in my work with the UN.

Beth Seeley, BA Social Work (2008)

Beth Seeley, BA Social Work (2008)
Description
The most positive aspects of my social work degree were the range of practical placements I was provided with from the University, which meant I got to observe and get involved in many different areas.

Clare Halton, MA Social Work (2007)

Clare Halton, MA Social Work (2007)
Description
I work as a Social Worker in Australia for an NGO - The Salvation Army in Melbourne - as a programme coordinator for an education service provider for young people in residential care, who are no longer attached to a mainstream education setting due to their behaviour.

Gemma Mallett, MA Social Work

Gemma Mallett, MA Social Work
Description
The service user and carer involvement was brilliant and I learned a lot from their experiences of good and bad social work practice.

Laura Cheese, BA Social Work (2010)

Laura Cheese, BA Social Work (2010)
Description
I am working for Birmingham Local Authority in the Children and Families Directorate. I am a Social Worker in a Safeguarding Team.

Lydia Gill, BA Social Work (2009)

Description
The Social Work Degree prepared me for my practice in respect of the legislation and law.

Nafisa Aksar, BA Social Work (2010)

Description
I feel that the opportunities that I have been given in terms of my work experience and also the theoretical knowledge, has really helped in my role as I am able to draw on things that I have learnt, to do my job as a social worker more effectively.

Amy Reynolds, BA Social Policy (2008)

Amy Reynolds, BA Social Policy (2008)
Description
I am working as an International Volunteers Coordinator for an Indian based charity called PAVE. PAVE work to empower the lives of the poorest individuals in North India.
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