Professor Colin Whittington

Colin Whittington is Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychology, Social Work and Counselling at the University of Greenwich, UK and has been providing independent consultancy and research since 2000. His previous roles include social worker, social services team leader, university teacher, education adviser and senior manager. He was Principal Research and Development for England's national social care training organisation and headed the London and South East region of the former UK social work education council. He was Fellow in Advanced Studies at Keele University and honorary Research Fellow in the Management Centre, King's College London. He also has experience as an adult carer.

His academic/research qualifications include a doctorate in education (PhD, King's College London), an MA in the sociology of organisations and an advanced diploma in social services administration (Keele University). He also has practitioner certificates in social work and as a mentor/coach (City University, London). In addition to his consultancy, he served on the Editorial Boards of the British Journal of Social Work and the Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning and, already an experienced social work/social sciences teacher, made numerous visiting contributions to the MA and BA Social Work programmes at Greenwich University.

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