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Dr Kim Bown

Senior Lecturer

Kim Bown


I am registered as a Social Worker with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). I have held a range of practitioner and manager posts in children’s services prior to taking up my academic appointment in 1997. Since then, I have led both qualifying and post qualifying courses. My key academic interests focus on the safeguarding and well-being of looked after children and commentary on contemporary Social Work trends and typologies. I have held a range of external examiner appointments and currently am an HCPC Partner/ Visitor and External Assessor for PQ programmes to the Northern Ireland Social Care Council.

Research Interests

My doctoral research incorporated an analysis of looked after young people’s perceptions of their safety and well-being. This research topic remains highly pertinent to the contemporary Social Work context and continues to be the key focus of my scholastic and research interest.

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