Academic staff

Ric Bowl

Ric Bowl

Director of Community Mental Health Programmes

Ric is the Director of Community Mental Health Programmes in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, School of Social Policy.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6688
Email
r.e.e.bowl@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner

Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Tarsem is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work, and Programme Director for BA Years 2 and 3.  In 2011 Tarsem was awarded a Birmingham University Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his wide ranging and significant interventions in learning and teaching across the institution. In his work across the institution he serves on the Board of the Valuing Teaching at Birmingham initiative, the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8184
Email
t.s.cooner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tom Disney

Dr Tom Disney

Research Fellow

Tom Disney is a Human Geographer with interests around institutional interventions into the lives of families and young people. His previous research has included exploring the everyday experience of orphanages in Russia, and family visits to prison in the UK context. He currently researches child protection practice in the UK.

Email
t.n.disney@bham.ac.uk

Professor Barbara Fawcett

Professor Barbara Fawcett

Professor of Social Work (Adults and Communities)

Barbara carries out research in the areas of adults, communities, mental health, older people and disability. She also focuses on participatory action research and forms of analysis drawn from postmodern feminism.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5730
Email
b.fawcett@bham.ac.uk

Anne-Marie Glover

Anne-Marie Glover

Lecturer, Social Work Programme

Anne-Marie is the Director for the Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work (Step Up) Programme, a Social Work Lecturer in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and School Head of Quality. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a qualified and HCPC registered Social Worker, having worked in a range of statutory Children and Families settings. Anne-Marie’s ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 415 8032
Email
a.t.glover@bham.ac.uk

Rachel Hek

Rachel Hek

Lecturer and Placement Manager

Rachel Hek is a lecturer on the Social Work team at the University of Birmingham and also Head of Qualifying Practice Learning for the MA and BA Social Work courses.  She also manages a bank of independent Practice Tutors and Practice Educators.  Rachel is responsible for creating new practice learning opportunities for students and for liaising with, recruiting and training Practice ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2935
Email
r.hek@bham.ac.uk

Ruth Kernarne

Ruth Kernarne

Teaching Fellow/Practice Learning Coordinator

Ruth is a registered social worker and a Teaching Fellow for practice learning on the BA and MA qualifying social work programmes. 

Email
r.m.kernarne@bham.ac.uk

Professor Paul Montgomery

Professor Paul Montgomery

Professor of Social Intervention

Paul Montgomery's career is devoted to improving our understanding of what interventions are effective in tackling complex psychological, social, and health problems. His academic work spans a range of issues, and integrates the use of several high-quality methodological approaches, many of which have not been traditionally applied in the social sciences.

Paul is also Affiliate Professor at the ...

Email
p.x.montgomery@bham.ac.uk

Maureen Smojkis

Maureen Smojkis

Lecturer in Mental Health / Admissions Tutor, SW Programme

Maureen is a Lecturer in Mental Health and Admissions Tutor for for the Social Work BA and MA programmes at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Maureen is an Accredited Coach and Member of the University of Birmingham Coaching Academy

 

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 8169
Email
m.n.smojkis@bham.ac.uk

Dr Denise Tanner

Dr Denise Tanner

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Denise Tanner is a Senior Lecturer on BA and MA Social Work courses.  Her areas of teaching and research interest include adult social work/social care policy and practice; social work with older people; social work skills; social perspectives of mental distress; and service user involvement in education and research. She has lead responsibility for Postgraduate Research students in the ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2941
Email
d.l.tanner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nicki Ward

Dr Nicki Ward

Lecturer

Nicki is a Lecturer in the School of Social Policy. Her primary role, as a social work lecturer, enables her to combine her interests in social work, social care and social justice. Nicki is particularly interested in issues diversity, intersectionality and care ethics. Along with Nicola Gale she is currently advancing work around the development of an LGBTQ inclusive curriculumin higher ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 5713
Email
n.j.ward@bham.ac.uk

Tamsin Waterhouse

Tamsin Waterhouse

Lecturer

Tamsin Waterhouse is a Lecturer on the Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. She is also the Director of the (Advanced) Certificate in Mental Health and Deafness. She is a registered Social Worker, and joined the University in 2012.

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 6227
Email
t.d.waterhouse@bham.ac.uk