Simon Haworth

Simon Haworth

Department of Social Work and Social Care
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Simon Haworth recently joined the University of Birmingham as a Lecturer within the Department of Social Work and Social Care. He is involved in teaching on undergraduate, postgraduate and post qualifying programmes and currently undertaking a variety of projects for the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership.

Prior to this appointment, Simon worked within the field of child protection and specialised in court-based social work. This culminated in working as an Advanced Practitioner and Principal Social Worker within the statutory children and families social work field.

In frontline practice, Simon specialised in a number of key areas including the legal journey of the child, neglect, sexual exploitation, physical abuse, engaging those considered challenging or hard to engage, and a variety of specialist assessments such as parenting and sibling assessments.

He is now happy to be pursuing a career within the academic field.

Qualifications

  • Certificate in Practice Education Stages 1 and 2, University of Birmingham, 2017
  • Postgraduate Diploma (Social Work with Children, Young People, their Families and Carers) with Merit, University of Birmingham, 2016
  • BA (Hons) Social Work – with First Class Honours, Ruskin College Oxford, 2010

Teaching

  • BA Social Work
  • MA Social Work
  • Step Up Programme
  • Social Work PQ Programmes

Research

My research interests include:

  • Social Work and Social Harm
  • Fatherhood and Social Work
  • Continous Professional Development and Practice Education
  • Leadership in Social Work

Publications