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I am a South African qualified, HCPC 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. I have primary responsibility for leading the Practice Education programme at Kingston University and was recently appointed as PE Consultant within the Developing Together Teaching Partnership. I have a particular interest in professional supervision and development at all levels.
I am currently involved in a research project to explore the career paths of practice educators.
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 (Unpublished)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 (Unpublished)