I have been a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Canterbury Christ Church University since 2016, having previously practised social work for 25 years with both children and adults across different settings in the United Kingdom and abroad. Throughout my career I held various roles and positions as social worker, senior practitioner, team leader, manager, programme coordinator and practice educator (PE). In 2013 I left practice to pursue an academic career that began in the Higher Education Department of a FE college where, whilst employed as an independent PE I also provided sessional tutoring services. My interest in the professional learning and development of social workers is underpinned by strong professional values and ethical principles. Thus, my approach to teaching and learning is predicated on a pedagogical philosophy that recognises students as equal partners who bring pre-existing knowledge and with whom new knowledge is co – created. As such, my role as a lecturer is to facilitate learning. I teach and lead on modules across the BA (Hon) programme and a Core Module across the school. I am also a personal academic tutor, a placement tutor and a dissertation supervisor. As a PhD student I am currently researching the relevance of Euro- Western informed social work education in Afrocentric spaces, using indigenous methodology.