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I joined LSBU is 2019 where I am a Senior Lecturer and Head of Division for Social Work and Public Health. I originally studied a BA in Political Science and Gender Studies and then a Social Work degree. My professional experience includes Social Work practice with adults in a variety of settings. Following over a decade in practice and management roles I completed a Doctorate at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust. My doctoral research focused on social work practice in adult social care in a policy context of personalisation. I am also a British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) registered Psychotherapist.
My subject specialisms and research interests include psychodynamic theory and practice, social policy, participatory and psychosocial research and social work practice with adults.
I have the following accreditations:
Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH)
Social Work England (SWE) - registered Social Worker
Member, Society of Analytical Psychology (SAP)
Registered Member, British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
Member, International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP)
My external activities include:
Visiting Lecturer, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust
Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Practice
Reviewer, British Journal of Social Work
Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust / University of East London.
Personalisation as contribution-focused social work practice
Richardson, A. (2022). Personalisation as contribution-focused social work practice. Journal of Social Work Practice. 36 (4), pp. 385-399. https://doi.org/10.1080/02650533.2022.2123461