Ms Julie Williams

Senior Lecturer, Social Work

Email address: Phone number: 01902 01902323500 Location: City campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: FEHW Areas of expertise: ASYE -Children and families & Forced Marriage


I am currently Module Lead for the level 6 Practice Placement and level 5 module Values for Ethical Practice on the B.A (Hons) Social Work, As well as teaching Ethics of Care to Social Care students I am also Module Lead for the level 5 Social Care modules The Child in Trouble and Evaluating Policy and Practice. I am one of the admissions tutors for Social Care.

My main teaching interests are Law and Policy, Ethics and Values, and Social Work Theory.

Prior to working at Wolverhampton I have coordinated modules on Children in Need, Social Work Law, Social Work Theory and Research. I have also taught on Child Protection, Looked After Children, Social Policy, Critical Practice and Social Work Skills modules.

I have an interest in the health and safety of social work and social care workers and am interested in the impact of class and religion on social work practice. I deliver Health and Safety briefings to undergraduate and MA Social Work students prior to each placement. I also have an interest in teaching and social work practice around cases of FGM and Forced Marriage.


Membership of professional bodies

HCPC Registered Social Worker: HCPC SW85652 December 1st 2014- December 1st 2016.

Member: Editorial Advisory Board 'Thinking Through the Social' Noesis press


HEA Fellow


Certificate of Qualification in Social Work - University of Birmingham







Academic Qualifications

  • Post graduate certificate (Higher education) -UCE                                2007
  • Graduate Diploma in legal Studies (CPE)                                             2005
  • M.Soc.Sci. (Social Work)- Univeristy of Birmingham                             1990
  • BA Government- Birmingham Polytechnic                                            1984


Employment History


  • Current appointment - Lecturer in Social Work, Institute of Public Health, Social Work and Care- from 2015 to date
  • Lecturer in Social Work, Birmingham city University from 2005- 2015
  • Lecturer in Social Work, NEW college, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire from 2002- 2005
  • Senior Social Worker, Birmingham City Council from 1992- 2002
  • Social Worker, Birmingham City council from 1990- 1992                                                    


Williams, J. (20144:20-22) 'Forced marriage- An issue for Social Workers?' In Eds.

Farrar, M. and Todd, M. (2011) The study of Islam within Social Science

Curricula in UK Universities: Case Studies Volume # 2. Islamic Studies network

Book review- Malcolm Payne and Gurid Aga Askeland (2008) Globalization and International Social Work: Postmodern change and challenge. Ashgate.

In the journal Social Policy (2009), 38:375-377 Cambridge University Press.


  • "To feel or not to feel?- that is the question"

          Evaluating newly qualified Social Worker's experience during their first year in practice

          Pete Ayling and Julie Williams

          JSWEC, Kingston University, 2014.

  • "Rolling with the punches" Initial findings from a research project in to emotional resilience and the experiences of newly qualified Social Worker's transition to practice.

          Pete Ayling and Julie Williams

          BCU Faculty Research conference, 2013


Workshop Presentation

'Forced marriage an issue for Social Workers' Teaching Islam in social Sciences conference

Julie Williams

Univeristy of Birmingham, 2011


Previous professional experience

  • HEA fellow                                                                                       2007
  • Certificate of qualification in Social Work- University of Birmingham      1989