Senior Lecturer in Social Work Studies
Department of Social Work and the Community
tel: 01905 855345
Kay's passion is working with, and for, adults and children who have offended, in particular giving them a voice. She has a keen interest in the needs of service personnel and in particular discharges from the military.
Kay is the only part-time tutor at the university, which allows her to continue to work alongside young people attending the Youth Offending Service and supervise students in the workplace as a practice educator.
- MA Social Work
- BA (Hons) Recreation and Community Studies
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Education
Teaching & Research
Kay is a module lead for one BA (Hons) Social Work module and one MA Social Work module:
- BA programme: Understanding Research in Practice, a year two module looking at the importance of being a research-minded practitioner.
- MA programme: Practice – Developing Capability. This is the first 70-day practice module for Year 1 students.
Kay also teaches individual sessions with a criminal justice focus across all years of the BA and MA social work programmes.
She is also a module lead for the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS 1).
- Young people and the criminal justice system
- Ex-military personnel and the criminal justice system
- Loss and bereavement and the connection to offending behaviour
- Voices of people in the criminal justice system
- GAPS member: Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamic Social Work
- Social Work England: registered social worker
- CCJS member: Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
- HEA Fellow: Higher Education Academy
- Kay Wall, (2015), ‘Decision Cases for Advanced Social Work Practice, Book Review, Journal of Social Work Practice, Vol 29, 4, December 2015, pp490-492
- Presentation of paper: “Against the grain – a practice educators’ reflective experience”, Teaching and Learning conference, University of Worcester, 8th July 2015.
- Presentation of paper: “Against the Grain – accepting that facilitating learning means that at times we need to adapt our preferred teaching styles”, HEA conference, Glasgow, 24th-25th February 2016.
- Kay Wall (2018),” Educating Social Work Students against the Grain: Tutors accepting that facilitating learning means we need to adapt our preferred teaching styles”, Worcester Journal of Teaching and Learning, Issue 12, October 2018, pp 17-22
- Ian Parkhill and Kay Wall, (2019), The Journey to Care – Reflections of a Service User. Disability & Society. ISSN Print 0968-7599 Online 1360-0508
- Trustee of Evesham Street Pastors
- Referral Order Panel member, West Mercia Youth Justice Service
- Independent Practice Educator
- External Examiner, Plymouth University