Ian Harris

School of Health and Social Care
 Ian Harris
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 878314/4958

  • Location

    GB.1.24/2S2.3.21, Colchester Campus



I've been working at the University of Essex on under and postgraduate programs in the field of social work since 2012. I currently help coordinate placements, sourcing providers offering opportunities to students and woring with practice educators. I have a good deal of experience in curriculum development and design and led the development team for the MA program validated and approved by the regulating body in 2019. I occasionally work as an independent consultant with local authorities and third sector organisations where I provide bespoke CPD programs and support for a variety of areas of practice, in particular, the dynamics of vulnerability and exploitation. I am also a director of the Violence and Vulnerability Unit, a Home Office sponsored national team delivering targeted support to local areas adversely affected by gangs, county lines drug networks and the associated violence and exploitation of vulnerable people. At the VVU I am responsible for the maintenance and provision of an online platform of training materials offered as part of Locality and Strategic Review processes.


  • BA Humnaities Philosophy CNAA, (1992)

  • MA Culturual Studies Staffordshire University, (1998)

  • PGCE Post Compulsory Education and Training University of Greenwich, (2002)

Research and professional activities

Conferences and presentations

Why Can’t I Sell My Kids?

Invited presentation, SOCIAL DEPRIVATION, CHILD PROTECTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS, Komotini, Greece, 2/11/2019

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sociological and Psychological Frameworks (HS190)

  • Emotional, Relational and Mental Health Issues (HS291)

+44 (0) 1206 878314/4958


GB.1.24/2S2.3.21, Colchester Campus