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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


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.