Jonathan Dickens is Head of the School of Social Work. He joined the School in 1998.  Before coming to UEA, Jonathan worked in London as a local authority Social Worker and then as a Legal Officer, advising and acting on behalf of the local authority in court proceedings relating to children.  From 1994 to 1997 he lived and worked in Romania, as a trainer and consultant to teams of Romanian social workers.  His special interests include child care law and the social policy contexts of social work, particularly the international dimensions of these issues. 

Jonathan is the author of two leading textbooks for social work students, both published by Routledge: 'Social Work and Social Policy: An Introduction' (2nd ed 2016) and 'Social Work, Law and Ethics' (2013). He has also written numerous research reports and papers - see the publications section for more information.






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