Professor Joanne Westwood

Professor of Social Work EducationSchool of Health, Social Work and Sport

Joanne is a qualified social worker and her practice focussed on work with communities, families and with children. In 2007 Joanne became a Senior Lecturer and delivered social work education on qualifying and post qualifying programmes. Joanne also undertook doctoral studies on child trafficking in the UK. Joanne was head of Social Work at the University of Stirling and Assistant Director of Society at the University of Salford. Joanne joined UCLan in 2018 as Professor of Social Work Education and was Head of School until October 2022.