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Personal profile

Biography

Mark has previously studied at the UEA as an undergraduate and postgraduate, first graduating with a first class honours degree in Philosophy & Politics in 2004 and subsequently completing Masters degrees in Social Philosophy, Social Work and Advanced Social Work (Children & Families).  Mark then spent 8 years working as a social worker and team manager, working with children and families in Norfolk, before returning to UEA to begin a PhD in October 2017.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Mark's current research is in the field of sense-making in children and families social work, with a particular focus on how supervision supports the sense-making process.  Mark's current research project is using an ethnographic approach to look at how supervision - including informal and peer supervision conversations - operates in current children and families social work to enable social workers to make sense of their complex work.  Mark is also interested in social work decision-making and judgement in children and families social work and has an interest in practice-near research approaches.