Cath Williams

Position: Senior Lecturer / Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Social and Community Studies

Subject area: Social and Community Studies

Research Centre: Centre for Society, Religion and Belief

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Cath has 25 years’ experience in social care, working as a specialist social worker for many of those years. At Derby, she is also the Chair of the Race Equality Group.

Cath can talk about child protection and safeguarding vulnerable adults, mental health and learning disability, migration issues (particularly the impact on family relationships).

Teaching responsibilities

  • Social Policy, 
  • Mental Health,
  • Independent Studies, 
  • Counselling

Professional interests

  • Mental Health,
  • Child Protection,
  • Learning Disabilities,
  • Race

Research interests

Attachment and loss in African Caribbean families

Membership of professional bodies

Chair of UoD Race Equality Group


Undergraduate Qualifications 

  • CQSW and DipHE, Ruskin College, Oxford

Postgraduate Qualifications 

  • MA Human Relations with Distinction, University of Nottingham
  • FHEA, Univeristy of Derby

Recent conferences

  • Posgraduate research conference (University of Nottingham) July 2012

Additional interests and activities

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Community Narratives

Experience in industry

  • 1989-2003 Generic and Specialist Social Worker

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