Diane joined Middlesex in Dec 2016 as Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Work CPD Programmes Lead.
She has taught a wide variety of students from entry level 3 (pre-GCSE) right up to level 7 (masters). During her time teaching in Further Education, Diane taught Health & Social Care, Childcare, Public Services and Functional Skills to students at Oaklands College in Hertfordshire, followed by teaching in HE at Havering College in East London as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Social Work programme. She was promoted to Curriculum Manager for the same course in 2013 before she left the College to join London Metropolitan University as MSc Social Work Course Leader, her final role before arriving at Middlesex.
Diane also has experience as a Social Worker and practitioner working in a range of settings. She worked as a mentor for several years with primary and secondary schooled-aged children in an after-school Study Support Centre based at Tottenham Hotspur FC (her favourite team!). She also worked as a Social worker for the London borough of Haringey’s Referral and Assessment team and Leaving Care team.
Social Work Practice Education award - PEPS 1 & 2 - (Havering College)
Diploma in Teaching and Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector (Oaklands College)
MA Social Work (Middlesex University)
BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology and Sociology (London Metropolitan University)
Learning & Teaching Interests
Psycho-social aspects of human growth and development
Practice education (supervision of student social workers)
Research Outputs & Interests
Black and minority ethnic students and their journey through social work training, with a particular focus on male student social workers.