Dr Dawn Ludick
Cass School of Education and Communities
I have been working at UEL since 2007. The desire to move into Higher Education became part of my long term career path during the time I was engaged in my D(Phil) Social Work in the mid 1990s.
BA (Social Work)
01/91 – 12/93 Rand Afrikaans University South Africa
MA (Social Science) Clinical Social work
01/94 – 12/95 University of Pretoria, South Africa
D Phil Social Work (play therapy)
Thesis Title: A Gestalt Programme for learning-disabled children
02/02 – 11/06 Mindfields College Chalvington, East Sussex, UK
Human Givens Diploma
NVQ4 Business Management
09/07 – 07/08 University of East London, UK.
Post Graduate Certificate: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
2015 Senior Fellow (Reference PR098196)
09/12 – Social Work representative for CASS School Curriculum School Development
Current professional activities:
2010 – present – I am a member of supervision team supporting a Doctorate student with her research in ‘An Exploration of the Process of the Supportive Music and Imagery Therapy and of Its Foundation in Psychological Theory: A study of Supportive Music and Imagery therapy conducted in South Korea’.
2016 - I am a member of supervision team supporting a Doctorate student with her research in ‘Examining child abuse related to accusations of witchcraft or spiritual possession’.
2017 - I have been a member of The UEL Verbatim Formula. This is a project which is part of a series of creative residential workshops facilitated in partnership with Queen Mary University London (QMUL) and the People’s Palace Projects (PPP). UEL are one of three London Universities (including Goldsmiths College and the University of Greenwich) which each run a creative residential workshop in partnership with QMUL and PPP. The residential will support leaving care young people to articulate their story, consider their future careers and educational pathways
Previous professional activities:
2009 – 2011 I was a member of External Independent Evaluation Team for the safeguarding Initiative where there are issues of spirit possession or witch
craft, Funded by London City Trust
2010 - 2016 I was a member of supervision team supporting a Doctorate student with her research in ‘An Exploration of the Process of the Supportive Music and Imagery Therapy and of Its Foundation in Psychological Theory: A study of Supportive Music and Imagery therapy conducted in South Korea’.
2009 – 2011 I was a member of External Independent Evaluation Team for the safeguarding Initiative where there are issues of spirit possession or witch craft, Funded by London City Trust
International Conferences in Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa
Conference Title: Contact Boundaries in work with children
Keynote Speaker International Childhood trauma Conference in Cape Town, South Africa
Keynote address: : The body bears the burden
Hugenote College, Wellington South Africa 4 day trainings on the Masters Programme for Play therapy
Diak, Helsinki, Finland: On the BA and MA Social Work programme.
Understanding the contact boundary
Annual Health and Social Care Conference 2016. Inspire to succeed: Transforming teaching and learning in Health and Social Care. Presentation Paper Title: ‘Embedding employability starts on the first day of the first week in the first year for Social Work students on the BA (Hons) in Social Work degree’.
JSWEC 11th UK Joint Social Work Education Conference
Workshop: “Involving carers as co-educators in interprofessional education: three years of an interprofessional programme with, nursing, speech and language and social work students.
Co-author of a chapter with Robert Johns lived experience of older people in Britain today. ‘Demographics and diversity.’ In John, R. (2011). Social work, social policy and older people. Learning Matters: Exeter.
Co-author of a research report ‘Safeguarding Children’s Rights: exploring issues of witchcraft and spirit possession in London’s African communities by Briggs, S. Whittaker, A. Linford, H. Bryan, A. Ryan, E and Ludick D. (2011) Trust for London, University of London, CSWR and Tavistock and Portman NHS.
The role of the Academic and professional tutor
Play therapy, which includes, sand work, working with creative mediums, puppets; story telling; biblio-therapy; drama and music therapy
Diversity and Difference in a multi-cultural society
Exploring the contact boundary between self and other
Values and Ethic relating particularly to our cultural and belief systems
Developing the awareness of self
Involvement in research areas which address areas of difference and diversity
Interpersonal and inter-professional training
Preparation for Social Work Practice (SK4201)
Human Growth and Development with Communication Skills (SK4203)
Values and Ethic’s in Social Work
Linking theory to practice
Interpersonal and Interprofessional skills
09/09 – 08/12 Programme Leader and Admissions tutor for MA in Social Work
09/13 – 09/14 Admission tutor for the MA in Social Work
09/07 – 12/12 Module leader
SKM400 Preparation for Social Work Practice
SKM401 Values and ethics in social work
SK1304 Client-centred practice: context and skills
SK2304 Interpersonal and interprofessional skills BA in Social Work
Practice Educators Training with specific emphasis on social work theory and anti-oppressive and anti-discriminatory practice.