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Dr Trevor Rodgers-Gray

Lecturer in Social Work

Faculty/Dept/School School of Social Sciences
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Emailt.rodgers-gray@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 238617

Biography

I joined the University of Bradford in January 2021. My previous position was at Bradford College as a social work lecturer (since April 2012) and Head of School for Social Care and Community Practice (since September 2019).  As the Head of School I designed and gained validation and approval for the social work degree apprenticeship programme.  Prior to this I was a social work lecturer at the University of Plymouth.  I am a qualified and registered social worker, and member of BASW.  My practice experience was largely working alongside young people.  I worked at Barnardos as a social worker and then Childrens Service Manager.  Before this I was at the City of York Council.

My research, academic and practice interests are diverse, and include the following:

  • care-experienced social workers / students; 
  • the experiences of care leavers (notions of 'home', class, belonging and inclusion);
  • victim perspectives on CSE; 
  • the efficacy and foundations of the pro-feminist movement: The White Ribbon Campaign; 
  • the synergy between social work and environmentalism; 
  • leadership and management in social work;
  • student engagement and student-shaped curricula (social pedagogy, human rights, equalities and inclusion).  
I have developed international links with the Arctic University of Norway and Bielefeld University, Germany, and am an ambassador for The White Ribbon Campaign.

Research

My research, academic and practice interests are diverse, and include the following:

  • care-experienced social workers / students; 
  • the experiences of care leavers (notions of 'home', class, belonging and inclusion);
  • victim perspectives on CSE; 
  • the efficacy and foundations of the pro-feminist movement: The White Ribbon Campaign; 
  • the synergy between social work and environmentalism; 
  • leadership and management in social work;
  • student engagement and student-shaped curricula (social pedagogy, human rights, equalities and inclusion).  
I have developed international links with the Arctic University of Norway and Bielefeld University, Germany, and am an ambassador for The White Ribbon Campaign.

Teaching

Teaching interests

Associate PhD supervisor of Stuart Smith: Comparison of the change in victim perspectives on the reporting and investigation of child sexual exploitation (CSE) since the Jay report (2014).