Meet the Team

NCPQSW is centred on a commitment, passion and dedication to develop and improve the quality of social work and professional practice.

NCPP Bournemouth University

Dr Lynne Rutter

Senior Lecturer

Lynne Rutter has 24 years experience at BU, and since 2002 has specialised in professional educational development within post-qualifying and CPD programmes at the School of Health and Social Care.

Lynne’s professional and research interests focus on the nature and development of professional reasoning and judgement. Her aim is to encourage qualified professionals to explore and develop their expertise authentically ( a way that validates this knowledge in its own right) as well as exploring and evaluating it within wider perspectives, e.g. from discussions with others and the literature base.

Lynne is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has been awarded a Bournemouth University Learning and Teaching Fellowship Award. During her twelve years with the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University she has helped design and develop a number of PQ and CPD units for new markets. Her experience also includes two years as a University Programme Leader for Post Qualifying and Masters level leadership programmes. She facilitates learning about critical thinking, evidencing professional learning, leading and enabling others, and service improvement methodology.

Lynne gained her Professional Doctorate from Bournemouth University with research that has helped create a unique set of assessment criteria for the evaluation of practical reasoning and judgement within academic written work.

She has authored or co-authored a number of books including ‘Critical Thinking and Professional Judgement for Social Work’, ‘Continuing Professional Judgement in Social Work’, and ‘Promoting Individual and Organisational Learning in Social Work’.

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