Staff Profiles: David Hambling

David Hambling

Staff Profile: David Hambling
Course Leader Social Work BSc Hons Degree

David Hambling

David Hambling

Course Leader Social Work BSc Hons Degree

Social Work and Social Care

Social work is a responsible and privileged career finding out about peoples lives, listening to their stories and ensuring their rights are respected. Helping people make sense of what is happening in their lives is incredibly important. My passion is to help students learn about the knowledge, skills and values required to practice as a social worker.

Biography

I am a registered social worker and have been working within children and families social work teams since 2003, qualifying in 2006 with an MA in Social Work from Warwick University. I continue to provide occasional specialist assessments as a senior practitioner working with children and their families. I am the Academic Course Leader for the Social Work BSc Degree (Hons) Degree at the University of Gloucestershire and have been a senior lecturer since 2014 specialising in areas including ethics, rights, risks and children and families social work. An emphasise of my lecturing style is facilitating students being actively engaged in their learning through the use of ethical activities and practice related simulations placing students out of their comfort zone to ensure that they are prepared for practice placements responding humanely when under pressure.  My research interests include playfulness in social work practice and increasing participation of children and families within 'the system'.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BSc Geography Leeds University 2003
MA Social Work University of Warwick 2006
PGDip Child Car Social Work University of Gloucestershire 2012
PGCert Academic Practice University of Gloucestershire 2015

Awards

Shortlisted for Most Inspiring Lecturer 2016, Shortlisted for Most Innovative / Creative Teaching Style 2018

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Registered Social Worker, Health and Care Professions Council

Member, British Association of Social Workers

Teaching and research

Teaching

Ethics, Equality and Diversity; Balancing Rights, Risks and Responsibilities; Dissertation; Children, Young People and Families

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Playfulness in social work practice, increasing participation of children and families within social work 'system'.

External responsibilities

External Examiner for Cardiff Met Social Work Degree, Senior Practitioner carrying out specialist assessments with children and families, facilitate a group supporting adults with learning disabilities.

Professional positions

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External examining

Cardiff Metropolitan University, Social Work Degree Programme