Fran Fuller

Position: Deputy Head of Department for Social and Community Studies

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Social and Community Studies

Subject area: Social and Community Studies

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I am Deputy Head of Department for Social and Community Studies and manage a suite of programmes across the subject area.

Teaching responsibilities

I have no specific teaching responsibilities but my interest is Child Protection and Law and offer support in these areas. I also try to promote IPL across the College and beyond with a widening participation context.

Professional interests

I'm a registered Social Worker and a member of the British Association of Social Workers. I have a particular interest in Child Care Practice and Law and offer training in this area. I am HCPC registered and also a member of the HEA.

Research interests

I am currently writing up my Doctorate which is considering the notion of interprofessinal education and child protection.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Higher Education Academy
  • British Association of Social Workers
  • HCPC


  • Diploma Youth and Community Work, University of Derby
  • DipSW Social Work- 1994, University of Derby
  • MA Child Care Practice and Law-2005, Keele University
  • PGPLT, University of Derby
  • ED D (on-going), University of Derby

Recent conferences

  • Rhodes- Interprofessional Working - 2006
  • New Zealand- Child protection on Social Care Health and Education programmes - 2007
  • Derbyshire ACPC conference - 'Am I bovvered?'- 2007
  • BASW Seminar/Conference 2012
  • IFSW Conference 2014
  • IFSW Conference 2016

Additional interests and activities

I play football and also coach. I enjoy live music and socialising.

In the media

TV and Radio in relation to child protection and child sexual abuse.

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