I am a practical theologian and social scientist. As a qualified social worker, I have over 35 years’ experience at practitioner and senior management levels, working with individuals, families and communities plagued by multiple and complex challenges. I am presently one of the Executive Directors and cofounder of the Bringing Hope Charity in Birmingham, working to support individuals and families impacted by crime and serious violence, which includes perpetrators and victims.
Over the years, I have chaired and been part of numerous committees and conferences regarding family and community associated issues as well as concerns. This included, being a member of four Home Secretary’s Round Tables for both Labour and Conservative Governments; considering community-involved and community-led interventions, connected to gang/youth related violence in the UK. In my various roles, I have taught, lectured and presented at seminars, conferences, workshops and retreats across Africa, Jamaica, Europe, USA, also in many UK cities, relating to :practical theology, youth crime, black young men, social ethics and faith-based interventions). I am a strong advocate, for faith groups to work within interdisciplinary frameworks and partnerships regarding community concerns. My interests therefore lie principally in practical theology, and ethics, using interdisciplinary tools to explore key issues.