Professor Sue White
professor of social work, University of Sheffield

Sue White is professor of social work at the University of Birmingham (Sheffield from October 2016). She is a registered social worker and worked for 12 years as a practitioner and manager in statutory children’s services. Her academic background is in sociology. Her research has focused principally on the detailed analysis of everyday professional decision-making in child health and welfare, examining its moral aspects and the way evidence is perceived and used. Her recent research focused on designing safer systems for the detection of children at risk presenting in secondary health settings.

During 2009, Sue served on the social work task force and subsequently the social work reform board. She also served on the reference group for the Munro review of child protection in England. She is currently conducting international research on social workers’ understanding of family complexity in a range of countries as well as investigating the impacts of technological biology on social policy and public discourse.

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Saturday 22 October, 14.00 Frobisher 4-6
Can neuroparenting save the family?