Mrs Dale van Graan


I am a South African qualified, SWE registered Social Worker with a background in generic and children and families' work. I also have an MA in Professional Education and Training and a PGC in Teaching in HE and the GSCC  Practice Teacher Award (PEPS2 equivalent). I have teaching responsibility for the Practice Education programme at Kingston University and am involved in many other activities to support practice learning in our region, such as On-Site Supervisor development programme, supporting Practice Assessors of trainee Practice Educators and supporting the development of experienced Practice Educators to become Practice Assessors.

For 3 years I was co-Lead Chief Assessor for NAAS and am currently a Sub-Regional Assessor on the Integrated Social Work Apprenticeship Degree, so support and assess employment based learners. I recently spent a period of secondment as a PE Consultant within the Developing Together Teaching Partnership, focusing on developing workshops and resources to support Practice Educators and On-Site Supervisors in practice. I have a particular interest in professional supervision and development at all levels. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • BA(Hons(SW)
  • PGC in Higher Education Teaching
  • AASW
  • Practice Teacher Award GSCC

Teaching and learning


I am currently involved in a research project to explore the career paths of practice educators.


Number of items: 4.


Dicken, Carol, van Graan, Dale and Mathew-Byrne, Jane (2021) A reflection on partnership working to address social work student placement assessment and completion during Covid 19. International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care, ISSN (online) 2051-6223 (In Press)

Book Section

Dicken, Carol and van Graan, Dale (2016) Reflective practice skills. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 142-161. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Mathew-Byrne, Jane and van Graan, Dale (2016) Lessons learned from a supervision project in a voluntary sector organisation. In: The School of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference : Social Work and Politics; 17 Mar 2016, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Van Graan, Dale (2015) What role does supervision play in supporting the well-being of staff in social care? In: Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016 : Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People; 27-30 Jun 2016, Seoul, South Korea. (Unpublished)

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Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Professional and scholarly affiliations

  • BASW
  • NOPT
  • NAEP

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