15th September 2003




Two lecturers at the Hull School of Health and Social Care have written a book to help students get to grip with the new Social Work degree which is launched this week.


Janet Walker and Karin Crawford are the co-authors of ‘Social Work and Human Development’ published by Learning Matters.


The book is part of an edited series of four aimed at first-year undergraduates who this year will be studying for the new BSc (Hons) in Social Work.


“It’s an interactive book featuring exercises, case examples and research,” said Karin. “It’s something that students can engage in and learn from.


“It will be really useful in our work when we start teaching the Social Work degree students this week.”


The book helps social workers to understand the way in which people develop before birth, as babies, as children and as adolescents through to young, middle and older adulthood and towards death, which is fundamental to good social work practice.


Karin and Janet only joined the university last year and this is the first book they have written together. “We work very well as a team and we’re hoping to write more books in the future,” said Janet.


Karin Crawford has substantial practice experience in health and social care in the statutory, voluntary and private sector including nursing, social work, policy development and the management of adults’ and children’s care services.


She joined the University of Lincoln from East Riding Council last year.


Janet Walker has a particular interest in the development of social care training, having managed local authority social services training prior to joining university.

She also has considerable experience of working in children’s services as a social worker and as a manager.


She joined the University of Lincoln from Kingston-upon-Hull City Council last year.


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Caption: Karin Crawford (left) and Janet Walker with their new book


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