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I am a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Allied and Community Health at London South Bank University. I am a qualified social worker and have worked in both statutory and third-sector organisations. I have worked with adults with disabilities and in the homeless prevention sector.
I gained my PhD while working as a Social Work Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University. My doctoral research focused on a qualitative ethnography of an adult social work team. Specifically, I investigated the intricate policy translation of a social care personalisation policy known as self-directed support. Throughout this research, I engaged in extensive fieldwork, which encompassed practice observation, conducting formal and informal interviews, analysing documents, and reflecting on my own experiences through auto-ethnographic methods.
Following my time at Glasgow Caledonian University, I worked as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary University. During this period, I contributed to a qualitative study that explored perceptions, attitudes, and beliefs regarding COVID-19 vaccines within underserved populations in East London. To gather valuable insights, I conducted semi-structured interviews and facilitated focus group discussions, aiming to understand the unique challenges faced by these communities in accessing and accepting vaccination.
Through my research journey, I have developed a deep understanding of the intricacies of social work practice and policy implementation. My diverse experiences have equipped me with a well-rounded perspective that I bring to my teaching, academic mentoring, and supervision roles. I am passionate about fostering critical thinking, promoting social justice, and advancing the field of social work through research and practice.
Currently, I lecturer across the BA Social Work and MA Social Work programmes, contributing to the academic and professional development of aspiring social workers.
I am Module Lead for several modules including:
- Risk Resilience and Decision Making in Social Work
- Social Work Literature Review
- Values and Ethics in Social Work
- Appraising Evidence for Research Informed Practice
Through these modules, I aim to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to navigate the complex challenges faced in the field of social work.
In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I am actively involved as an Academic Tutor for a number of students on social work placements. As a Tutor, I provide ongoing guidance, support, and advice to help students integrate theory and practice effectively.
I also undertake the role of supervising social work students' dissertations. From project conception to completion, I offer comprehensive support and guidance, ensuring that students develop rigorous research methodologies and produce high-quality dissertations.
Social Work - MA
Social Work - BA (Hons)
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mrs Kade Mondeh||Doctoral Research Project||DProf|
Putting the auto in ethnography: The embodied process of reflexivity on positionality
Morrow, F. and Kettle, M. (2023). Putting the auto in ethnography: The embodied process of reflexivity on positionality. Qualitative Social Work. https://doi.org/10.1177/14733250231196430