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Dr Danielle Turney

Dr Danielle Turney

Dr Danielle Turney
B.A.(Hons.), MSW & CQSW, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Social Work with Children & Young People

Social Science Complex,
8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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+44 (0) 117 954 6726




Danielle Turney is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Director of the MSc in Advanced Social Work with Children and Families. She is a qualified social worker and has worked in local authority children and families social work.

After PhD research exploring anti-racist practice, she moved into social work education and training, initially at Goldsmiths College, University of London (1994-2001) where she taught on qualifying and post-qualifying level social work programmes, focusing on work with children and families and on child observation.

Danielle moved to the Open University in 2001 where she contributed to courses both within the social work programme and within the broader field of health and social care.

She took up her present post at Bristol University in October 2007.


  • Child welfare and protection with particular reference to child neglect
  • Relationship-based practice
  • Analysis and critical thinking in social work
  • Social work assessment
  • Critical approaches to social work theory and practice
  • Theorising anti-oppressive and anti-racist practice in social work.



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