Ms Kimberly R Detjen
Senior Lecturer Social Work-Practice Learning
University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities, SocialWork
Kim has been a Senior Lecturer at UEL since January 2013. She has over 15 years of social work experience working with children and families in various settings. Her main research interest is domestic abuse and child protection. Other areas of interest include practice learning and homelessness.
Kim began working at UEL as a Senior Lecturer in Social Work in 2013. Kim is the lead for MA Social Work Practice Learning Placements and is involved in the development and education of Practice Educators. She teaches on the BA (Hons) Social Work, MA Social Work, and Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. Her area of expertise is children and families social work. Kim is currently the programme leader for the PGDip Step Up to Social Work Programme.
Kim is currently a Doctorate of Philosophy student at UEL and her research area is domestic abuse and child protection.
University of East London
Doctorate of Philosophy--Jan 2016-ongoing
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Education and Training--2012-2015
Post Qualifying Advanced Social Work Course in Enabling Others--2007-2008
Post Qualifying Advanced Social Work Course Award 1--2006
Saint Louis University
Master of Social Work--1996-1999
University of Missouri-Columbia
Bachelor of Science Human Environmental Sciences, Human Development and Family Studies--1991-1995
Registered Social Worker HCPC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri (USA)
I am currently studying for my Doctorate of Philosophy. This relates to my practice experience in children and families social work. Specifically the research that I am undertaking focuses on the interactions and interventions between child protection social workers and women victims of domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is one of the main areas of concern when it comes to child protection, and its prevalence is immense. My research focuses on the engagement between social worker and service user in order to safeguard children and women.
SK7104 Professional Practice Placement 1 (MA)
SK7107 Professional Practice Placement 2 (MA)
SK7203 Professional Practice Placement (Step Up)
SK7206 Child and Family Social Work (Step Up)
SK7322 Practice Educator Professional Standards (Post Qualifying)
I also teach on a variety of modules across all of the Social Work Programmes.
MA Social Work
Post Grad Dip (Step-Up) Social Work
Post Qualifying Social Work Courses