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

Professor Keith Brown

Director of the Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work, Bournemouth University

Professor Keith Brown holds professional qualifications in nursing, social work and teaching and academic qualifications in nursing, social work and management.

He has worked in education and training for universities and local authority social work departments for over 25 years and is currently Director of the National Centre for Post Qualifying Social Work at Bournemouth University.

Post Qualifying Social Work education has at its heart the development of programmes whereby professional social workers are able to develop and demonstrate their competence to practice in complex situations. This has involved new ways of developing and delivering educational programmes which assess students’ ability to competently practice with high levels of cognitive thinking. It is this critical reflection of practice and its assessment which has radically advanced social work. Our programmes and publications are intended to re-inspire often busy, tired and stressed professionals to reflect on their own and the profession’s standards and values and to refocus their energies.

Keith provides advice and consultancy to social service departments and employers and through research and academic leadership of the National Centre, work with professional bodies including but not limited to; Skills for Care; Learn to Care and the Social Work Task Force, to advance the professional field.

As editor of the Post Qualifying Social Work series of books published by SAGE, Keith aims to offer relevant, accessible academic texts that will support social workers in their academic studies and, more importantly, their practice.

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