Janet Walker-National Representative of UK

Profile Details

Name:  Dr Janet Walker

Email: jwalker@lincoln.ac.uk

Position within Board of Directors and Terms of Serving:  Joint University Council Social Work Education Committee (JUCSWEC) UK Representative 2017-2021

Affiliation and Position (other than IASSW): Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2003-ongoing); Registered Social Work Practitioner with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) (ongoing)

Membership of organisations (other than IASSW): European Association of Schools of Social Work (EASSW)

Educational Qualification/s: (Degrees): PhD. Educational Research and Development, University of Lincoln ‘Social Work Practice Education in Russia: Exploring Curriculum Change’ (2014); ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management (2016); MSc Education, Open University (2005); Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, Open University (2002); Postgraduate Diploma in Training, University of Leicester (1997); Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)/Diploma in Social Work (DSW) Hull College of Higher Education (1980

Languages written and spoken: English

Interest Areas (social work teaching, research, and practice):  International social work/social care; social work and practice-based research and development; older people; children and families

Current Activities (social work teaching, research, practice, others): Deputy Head of School of Health and Social Care; International Social Work; Research and research Skills; Joint Co-ordinator Erasmus Mundus MA Advanced Development in Social Work – International 2-year Master programme in partnership between five European Universities;

Current Research: Taking Back Control’ – Reframing the Colonial Relationship in Education for Student Learning in Social Work Practice (with colleagues in Malawi; Voices and Experiences of people in their 10th decade and their children.