Sue Mills

Sue Mills, Part-Time Tutor in Child and Family Studies
Email: s.e.mills@leeds.ac.uk

My role

My specialisms include: social work with children and families, training, consultancy/consultations, policy development and qualitative research concerning impact of services, policies and legislation.

Academic background 

My academic background is rooted in practice, policy development, training and qualitative research. I am trained in social work and all of my working experience has been within child and family work. I have a BA in Applied Social Studies, CQSW, AASW, and a MA in Social Work and Social Care.

Research experience 

I have experience as a qualitative researcher on a number of projects, the most recent being BASW commissioned: 'the role of the social worker in adoption – ethics and human rights: an enquiry'.

Teaching 

I'm responsible for the module: ‘Working Effectively with Children and Families where there is Change and Conflict’. I also supervise BA dissertation students. 

Work experience

I have worked as a part-time tutor in the Lifelong Learning Centre within the Child and Family Services Programme since 2004. For much of this time, I have also taken on short-term project management/consultancy commissions within a number of organisations that deliver services to children and families. This work has usually been triggered by the need for major policy development and change. Consulting with a range of key stakeholders has been central to the approach and most particularly has always involved children and young people.