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Debs Morgan-Jones
BSc (Hons) Social Work

Lecturer

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Debs Morgan-Jones, lecturer in social work

Biography

Debs has relatively recently joined Solent as a lecturer in social work, coming directly from practice, as an experienced senior social worker. In recent years, she has worked extensively across the South East with looked-after children and their carers. With experience both in the statutory sector and independent agencies, Debs can bring an up-to-date and real-life perspective to her teaching. She was pivotal in designing and delivering training for staff and foster carers alike. Debs also worked as a practice educator for Solent for four years, leading up to her appointment and has seen many of her Solent students graduate following successful placements in the workplace.

Prior to becoming a social worker, Debs worked for the Ministry of Justice for many years, with high and very high-risk offenders – most of whom had committed offences of a sexual nature. Additionally, she worked on voluntary projects with sex offenders, including one of the South East’s most notorious female sex offenders. Furthermore, Debs has experience of working in young people’s residential care and various risk management roles which have taken her across the world. Her areas of specialism are self-harm and sexually harmful behaviour in children – an area she hopes to research further while at Solent.

Away from work, Debs loves to sing and dance and is in a choir that perform pieces from Madness to Mozart, Ellie Goulding to Elton John. She can often be found with her passport and suitcase, as she loves to travel – her favourite destination being Marrakech, due to the culture and food (oh and the DJs and dancing!).

Further information

Debs' research interests lie in sexually harmful behaviour in children.

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Social Work

Make a positive change and pursue a fulfilling career in social work: on this degree you will gain the knowledge and practical experience key to making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.