Anne-Marie is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy and represents the University on the JUC-SWEC Learning and Teaching committee. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, Anne-Marie was a Lecturer at the University of Salford, Manchester, and Programme Leader for the PQ Professional Studies Childcare Award. Before this she was a Local Authority Staff Development & Training Manager, following a number of years in statutory Social Work practice. Anne-Marie’s PhD research focuses on partnership in Social Work Education; her areas of practice interest include children and family social work, and inter-professional working. Anne-Marie also acts as a Practice Tutor for students on the Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Step Up) programme.