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Ms Julie Williams

Ms Julie Williams

Senior Lecturer in Social Work

  • Email address
  • Phone number 01902 323500
  • Location MC309
  • Faculty Faculty of Education Health & Wellbeing
  • Institute Institute of Community and Society
  • Areas of expertise

    Health and Safety


I am currently Module Lead for the level 6 Practice Placement and level 4 module Values for Ethical Practice on the B.A (Hons) Social Work and the level 5 BA (Hons) 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. I deliver Health and Safety briefings to undergraduate and MA Social Work students as part of placement preparation. I also have an interest in teaching and social work practice around cases of FGM and Forced Marriage.

Prior to working at Wolverhampton I have taught on other social work courses and written and 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 qualified as a social worker in 1989.


I have several areas of interest including the health and safety of social work and social care workers especially newly qualified and inexperienced workers; disgust as an issue for social work practitioners; and, the impact of class and religion on social work values and practice.  

Social Work England Registered Social Worker 85652

HEA Fellow


2007    Post Graduate Certificate (Higher Education) - UCE

2005    Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (CPE) - UCE

1990    M.Soc.Sci. (Social Work) - University of Birmingham

1989    Certificate of Qualification in Social Work - University of Birmingham

1984    BA Government - Birmingham Polytechnic

Williams, J. (2011:20 - 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 Journal of Social Policy (2009), 38:375-377 Cambridge University



2005  2015   Lecturer in Social Work, Birmingham City University

2003  2005   Lecturer in Social Work, NEW College, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire    

1992  2003   Senior Social Worker, Birmingham City Council 

1990  1992   Social Worker, Birmingham City Council  

Conference Presentations

“To feel or not to feel? - that is the question”
Evaluating newly qualified social workers’ experiences 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 into emotional resilience and the experiences of newly qualified social workers’ transition to practice.

Pete Ayling and Julie Williams

BCU Faculty Research Conference, 2013


‘Forced Marriage: An Issue for Social Workers’

Teaching Islam in the Social Sciences Conference

Julie Williams

University of Birmingham, 2011