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Dr Lee Quinney

profileSenior Teaching Fellow, Social Work
+44 (0)24 7657 51318

Room WCE0.16, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Westwood Campus

Dr Lee Quinney is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Social Work in CLL with a focus on developing and leading on the new Degree Apprenticeship in Social Work.

He is an experienced social worker, academic, researcher and academic manager. Whilst Lee has primarily taught on social work courses has also taught on others during his career, including health and social care, professional practice, mental health nursing, psychiatry, psychology and sociology.

He has experience of being an external expert visiting for course revalidations, periodic reviewer at different universities, QAA development group member, external examiner, and external consultant. He has served a full term as an Officer and Secretary of the UK’s Social Work Education Committee, which included occasional attendance at various strategic meetings including Chief Social Workers, HCPC and JUC-SWEC. Publications, conference presentations and research have focused on social work education, mental health and offending, and he has contributed to successful university bids worth over £1 million. Previously he served a full-term as a member of the Editorial Board for Social Work Education (the International Journal), was Vice-Chair of the All Wales Social Care Research Collaboration, university social work/care research lead, Ethics Committee and inter-agency workforce development group member, as well as Head of Social Work.

Prior to full-time work in academia he. worked for 10 years in post-qualifying practice, mostly in the mental health field, and with some time as a project manager, practice educator/assessor, and senior practitioner with approval under the Mental Health Act.