Chris Hemsley

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

I have been teaching Social Work in two educational settings since I left practice in 2014. 

I joined the University of Bedfordshire in 2014, first as a Lecturer, and then Senior Lecturer(Acting) in Social Work, working on the Frontline MSc Social Work programme.  In 2017, I transferred to Frontline and was the Principal Curriculum Lead and Course Coordinator for the PGDip in Social Work. 

I returned to the University of Bedfordshire in August 2019 to teach on both undergraduate and post graduate qualifying programmes, including Step up to Social Work and the Social Work Apprenticeship.

Qualifications

  • MSc Social Work - University of Bedfordshire
  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling and Focusing- Buckinghamshire New University
  • BSc Honours Psychology - The Open University            
  • BA Joint Honours English Language and Literature/American Studies - University of Keele

Teaching Expertise

  • Course leader for Frontline PGDip Social Work
  • Unit Lead for level 4 and 5 and 7 Apprenticeship, BSc and Step Up courses

Research Interests

  • Social Justice and Diversity
  • History of Social Work
  • Reflexivity and resilience

Publications

  • Galvani, S., Forrester, D. Glynn, G., McCann, M. Guppy, A. Hemsley, C. Hillson, M. and Thurnham, A. (2011) Social Work Services and Recovery from Substance Misuse: A Review of the Evidence: Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.
  • Hemsley, C. (2015) ‘Tilda Goldberg: a life in research,’ Bulletin of the Social Work History Network, 2 (2) pp.12-15 (Access here)

Contact Details

T:+44(0)1528 749624
E:chris.hemsley@beds.ac.uk

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