Staff profile

Fran Fuller

Head of Social and Community Studies


Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care


Britannia Mill, Derby Campus



I am Discipline Lead/Head of Social & Community Studies based in N309 on the Kedleston Rd site. I manage a team who oversee five different programmes across the subject area including Child Family Health and Well-being, Health and Social Care, Social Work and Youth Work and Community Development, all of which are high-performing programmes.

Professional interests

I'm a registered Social Worker and I am Vice Chair (UK) of the British Association of Social Workers. I have a particular interest in Child Care Practice, Interprofessional Learning and Law. I am Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and also a member of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

My interests are in child protection and interprofessional learning, child protection and mental health and, latterley, religious beliefs and child protection.

Membership of professional bodies


  • 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

Recent conferences

Additional interests and activities

I have played football and hockey for various clubs, counties and countries. I have recently taken up boxing and have lost two fights on points so third time lucky! I enjoy my family, friends, live music and socialising.


In the media

I have appeared on TV and radio in relation to child protection and child sexual abuse matters and I often offer comments to the media regarding vogue topics in the field of social care.