Sue Williams has been a qualified and registered social worker for some twenty years, having worked within children’s services locally.  Sue has been engaged within teaching and learning on successful social work programmes for thirteen years, however she has retained links to practice on an independent basis, primarily within fostering and adoption services.

Since taking up a post with Edge Hill University, Sue has worked significantly with partner agencies in order to ensure that placements are of the uppermost quality, affording a diverse range of opportunities to students who embark upon a social work programme within the Faculty.  Sue is currently the Programme Lead for the BA (Hons) Social Work route, and, as such, has had the opportunity to engage with students to ensure that they are supported and enjoying the learning process. Sue considers that students being an active participant within a vibrant social work community at university is key to academic success.

Sue’s teaching responsibilities are module lead for Theory and Methods and Contemporary Social Work Practice amongst others. Sue is also involved in the ERASMUS programme for the department as well as the Cheshire and Merseyside Social Work Teaching Partnership.

Sue’s research interest focuses upon the various routes for permanency for children where it is no longer possible for them to live with birth parents.