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Dr Jon Symonds


I joined the University of Bristol in 2010 after 15 years of practice with adults with learning disabilities, children and adolescents with mental health problems and parenting services. I have been a registered social worker since 2006 and delivered teaching and training to practitioners at pre- and post qualifying levels since 2008.

My research interests are in families, parenting and fatherhood, practitioner engagement skills, and using Conversation Analysis to understand and improve professional practice. I welcome proposals from prospective students considering Masters or doctoral dissertations in these areas.



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