Stephen is a HCPC registered social worker and qualified as a social worker in 1988. He has worked primarily in family assessment and support and with foster carers, but he has experiences of working in services for older people. From November 2004 until March 2011 he worked full time as the Curriculum Leader for BA (hons) Social Work at South Essex College.
Stephen has worked as a lecturer for University of Essex since September 2014 and has taught a number of modules on the Social Work programme, including Interpersonal skills for Practice, Emotional Relational and Mental health issues and Critical Reflection and Professional practice.
2015 PhD Professional Doctorate in Social Work (Tavistock/ UEL) Thesis title: That joke isn't funny anymore: An exploration of humour, jokes and their relationship to social work
2014 Practice Educator Professional Standards in Social Work (PEPS) stage 2 qualification
2005 Postgraduate Certificate in Education
1997 CCETSW Accredited Practice Teacher
1992 Approved Social Worker
PhD Tavistock and Portman/ UEL
MSc Social Research Methods University of Surrey
BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies with CQSW University of Bradford