2007 - PCET, Leeds Metropolitan University
1997 - MSc Social Research & Evaluation, University of Huddersfield
1982 - PGDip Social Work, Middlesex Polytechnic
1977 - BA (Hons) Combined Arts, University of Leicester
Qualified as a social worker specialising in mental health and as a practitioner, Judith has worked in a variety of settings/agencies and roles...
Qualified as a social worker specialising in mental health and as a practitioner, Judith has worked in a variety of settings/agencies and roles.
1982 – 1994 - practised in predominantly social services and health settings in London, Derbyshire & Yorkshire.
1994 – 1997 - developed and managed MIND in Calderdale. Also, Co-ordinated a King’s Fund project in Leeds ‘Better Futures’ working developmentally on themes such as advocacy, empowerment and inclusion.
1999 - 2005 - became a workforce development officer, firstly in Oldham and then in Calderdale. She was responsible for joint health and social care mental health training provision, developing and delivering pre and post qualifying programmes (levels 3-7) and with a range of universities (Manchester, York and Sheffield) developed early intervention in psychosis and approved social work programmes. Since the start of her research and project development and now higher education, Judith has worked on projects to develop service user participation in social work and social work education.
As a practitioner Judith qualified as a practice educator, to undertake statutory duties under the Mental Health Act, and developed skills and experience in a range of therapeutic interventions.
2005-2009 Lecturer at Bradford College on the Social Work programme.
Judith's recent publications include....
2016 -Care with Confidence – Carers’ Views. Paper 8th International Social Work Health and Mental Health Conference – Singapore.
2015 - Comprehensive Review of Beckett, C and Taylor, A Human Growth and Development for 3rd edition published March 2016. Buck,J
2015 - Film Short: Experience of Arrest. A collaborative between Have Your Say (a user organisation) SYOS, Solent University Media and social work.
2014 - Solent University and UHSFT - Research and Development project: Care with Confidence: Supporting carers through the development of training and Information hub. Aspden, C. Buck, J. Day, A. Harrison, K. Henderson, S. Knight, A. Macadie, S. Mountfield, J. Parker, J.
2013 - Pecha Kucha & Me, Teaching and Learning Conference presentation.
Judith is currently working on developing a commissioned evaluation of an LA enterprise - Working with Families, 2018 -2020 - early scoping work.
An evaluation of ‘Troubled Families’ (lead social worker, 2016 onwards) and transformation within local SW organisations.
Judith's professional focus is the development of an empowering and inclusive practice as a way of enabling people to have a say in their lives. As such, she is research democratic/inclusive organisations and ways of working that promote such values. This feeds directly into education where she leads on service user and carer inclusion.
Judith began teaching in a voluntary capacity whilst at Leicester University (ESL)
Judith began teaching in a voluntary capacity whilst at Leicester University (ESL) to refugee communities and continued to do that formally in Yorkshire, she also taught EFL in Greece.
Whilst in practice Judith worked on NVQ programmes in mental health practice and is an assessor and verifier. She also developed and coordinated teaching on postgraduate courses - early intervention in psychosis and approved mental health training (currently AHMP qualification) with a variety of universities.
Judith's formal HEA teaching began in 2005 at Bradford College. She taught research, social work methods, mental health and adult care. She took part in an Erasmus Project working with Belarus State Pedagogical Minsk University to develop their Masters, in Social Work, in particular, developing their placements.
I was in Bradford until Feb 2009 when I moved to Solent University to take up my current position.