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BA (Hons) History, CQSW, PG Dip Management Studies, Fellow HEA


Bernard has been a registered Social Worker since 1989. He has practiced in both the Statutory and Voluntary sectors, with a primary focus on Children and Young People. Bernard spent some years as a Training Officer and Manager in a large Local Authority Social Services department in South Wales specialising in Child Protection and the development of student Social Workers and the provision of practice learning. In 2008 Bernard joined the University as the Director of a new partnership and integrated practice centre with a primary function on developing practice based links with the University in the areas of social work, youth work and counselling.


Welsh Organization for Practice Teaching


Member of Social Care Workforce Development Partnerships (Blaenau-Gwent, and Newport)
Committee member WOPT


Research interests include Practice Teaching of Social Work students, and provision of practice based learning

Grants Awarded:

CCW 2009 Comparative study of UK based Post Qualifying Training relating to Adult Services

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