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Jan  Parker

Jan Parker

Course Leader

School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

023 8201 3082 ext. 3082 Room no. JM506

Biography

Jan’s current role as a senior lecturer also includes the role as course leader for the BA (Hons) Social Work programme, having previously been course leader for the Foundation Degree in Health, Social Care and Administration. Jan has previously worked in local authority children and families services for over a decade holding child protection, court and complex caseloads and has also worked in children and families settings in health and education. Jan is able to utilise her expertise of teaching theory and practice and linking to policy, research and professional practice and this incorporates supporting students to develop a professional value base within an evidenced based and reflective framework.

Jan’s teaching experiences as a qualified practice teacher, teaching and assessing in the region of 100 plus social work students on an individual basis in practice has provided evidence of and contributed to her broad wealth of knowledge in social work. She is also able to support the BA (Hons) Social Work degree and postgraduate programmes due to her extensive experience and professional background working with risk and safeguarding related situations. Jan has undergone joint training with the police for Hampshire County Council in trauma and the role of the family liaison officer in times of national disaster. 

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Further information

  1. Industry experience

    Jan has more than 20 years practice experience working with children and families in health, education, social care and social work settings...
    Jan has more than 20 years practice experience working with children and families in health, education, social care and social work settings. Having also worked for Southampton City Council as an operations manager and Hampshire County Council as a workforce development officer, Jan has knowledge and experience in management and leadership roles working within the context of organisations. Jan implemented the first year of ASYE for Southampton City Council and developed a model for Group Reflective Supervision for Newly Qualified Social Workers. Jan has also worked closely with gypsy and traveller communities and gained insight into the culture as a gypsy and traveller liaison officer.  
  2. Teaching experience

    Jan’s teaching style incorporates a broad range of delivery that includes: group work, seminars, lectures, presentations, task focused and...
    Jan’s teaching style incorporates a broad range of delivery that includes: group work, seminars, lectures, presentations, task focused and creative pedagogical learning environments which involves formal and informal focused groups, student on-line forums and IT technology in the form of the development of an electronic work-based portfolio. Jan was previously employed as a senior teaching fellow at the University of Southampton delivering modules to MSc, BSc and post professional graduate students enrolled on social work programmes. During this time Jan was the school lead for inter-professional learning within the SE region. Jan has also been involved in the design of a curriculum and implementation of teaching for newly qualified social workers across four local authorities SE region in regards to children and families associated social work.
  3. Research interests

    Jan's interests include mental health and wellbeing of public workers engaged in trauma and life changing events...
    Mental health and wellbeing of public workers engaged in trauma and life changing events. ‘The Joint Interview’ from a Foucault discourse analysis perspective. Emotionally intelligent supervision and appraisals, Engaging fathers in child protection. Teaching through media gaming to enhance social work students preparing for practice. Development of the academic tutor role.
  4. Recent publications

    Jan's recent publications include academic journal articles and research projects. For more information, follow the link below...

    Knight, A. Aspden, C. Esser, A. Carmicheal, H, Parker, J. ‘Shaping the Future assistant/associate practitioner workforce: A Hampshire Case Study. March 2015 Vol 09 No 03 British Journal of Healthcare.

    ‘Healthy Communities: Transforming Lives through Innovation, Collaboration and Participation. Southampton Solent University. Conference originator, facilitator and member of the steering committee. March 2015.

    Aspden, C. Buck, J. Cross, N. Day, A. Harrison, K. Knight, A. Henderson, S. Macadie, S. Mountfield, J. Parker, J.(2015).‘Confident Carers’ Poster Presentation ‘Healthy Communities: Transforming Lives through Innovation, Collaboration and Participation Conference. Southampton Solent University 

    Advisor to 2 year national project ‘Engaging fathers in child protection’ led by the fatherhood institute and funded by national government following reforms to social work 2010. To achieve an e-learning training package for Local Authorities to implement for the ongoing training and development needs of workers engaged in child protection work. (2012)

    Qualitative and quantitative research undertaken for a local authority south east region on the supervision experiences of newly qualified social workers. (2009)

  5. Awards

    Jan was awarded a senior fellowship with the HEA.
  6. Work in progress

    Jan is currently undertaking a PhD researching the construct of professional social work identity during the joint interview process and...
    Jan is currently undertaking a PhD researching the construct of professional social work identity during the joint interview process and also working on an innovative and exciting project to support the training and development of social work students through media training devices.