James is a qualified, registered social worker who completed his social work training at Manchester University in 1992. His post qualification social work practice experience was in both residential and field work. He worked with children and young people who offend for a number of years before moving to work on a safeguarding children team. James came to work at LJMU in 2007 and has been managing social work, counselling and health and social care programmes since 2013. He co-wrote a bid to the DfE to set up the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership which is now well established. Throughout his academic career, James has worked with academic colleagues and employer agencies in Cheshire and Merseyside to develop the delivery of health and social care, social work and counselling training.
Throughout his academic career James has been engaged in social work practice by completing fostering assessments and being a member of a fostering panel. His teaching and scholarly activity is focused on child and family social work, safeguarding, youth justice, health and social care and professional skills.
2010, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Masters Advanced Educational Practice
2005, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Advanced Certificate in Education (post compulsory)
1992, Manchester University, United Kingdom, CQSW 1992
1992, Manchester University, United Kingdom, Diploma Psychiatric Social work
1990, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), Applied Social Studies 1990
Senior Lecturer/ Programme Leader, School of Nursing and Allied Health, LJMU, 2007 - present
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Evans JC. 2013. Social Work Practice and Domestic Violence Davies M. The Blackwell Companion to Social Work :241-248 Wiley-Blackwell. England 978-1-118-45172-4
Membership of professional bodies:
Registered Social Worker, Social Work England, https://www.socialworkengland.org.uk/. 2019
Governance Board - Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership, Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership, LJMU Representative, https://teachingpartnership.org/.