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Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care
Job Title: Senior Lecturer
Phone: 020 8417 5105
Location: Kingston Hill
Farrukh is a qualified social worker with 20 years' experience in the field including teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate social work programmes, as well as post-qualifying training courses.
She has experience of working in mental health and with children and families, including working residentially with adults with mental health problems, within a therapeutic community with severely disturbed adolescents, and in statutory work with children and families (Referral and Assessment teams as well as Looked After Children teams).
Farrukh has also worked as a supervising social worker, supervising foster carers and assessing prospective carers, and has been a fostering team manager. She has worked within organisational development and has been responsible for the learning and development needs of the children's social care workforce.
She is currently module leader for Applied Professional Ethics and a tutor for level 4 and 5 students. Her main teaching interests include: children and families; fostering and adoption; narratives and storytelling in social work, and use of theory.
Farrukh is also an independent mentor and life coach.
Promoting evidence-informed practice in social work, notably in the following areas: evaluating effectiveness of training; improving social workers' ability to analyse information; their use of 'self' including ethnicity, gender, sexuality and the impact of these on practice.
Different approaches to diversity.
Narrative and storytelling.
Farurukh is an independent social worker and consultant.
Richardson, Angela, Pedley, Gillian, Akhtar, Farrukh, Pelone, Ferruccio, Chang, Jacqueline, Muleya, Wilson and Greenwood, Nan
Psychosocial interventions for people with young onset dementia and their carers: a systematic review.
ISSN (print) 1041-6102
(Epub Ahead of Print)
Reclaiming the "wounded storyteller": The use of peer feedback as a pedagogical tool in creative life writing.
Writing in Practice, 1,
ISSN (online) 2058-5535
Mastering social work values and ethics.
London, U.K. : Jessica Kingsley.
(Mastering Social Work Skills)
Preparing the ethical toolkit: balancing rights and responsibilities.
In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.)
Skills for social work practice.
London, U.K. : Palgrave.
Stories into social work - A collection of inspirational posters celebrating the extensive careers of selected practitioners.
In: JSWEC 2014: Social Work: Making Connections;
23-25 Jul 2014, Egham, U.K..
Developing international perspectives around diversity.
In: JSWEC 2013: Positive Practice in Hard Times: Social Work Fights Back;
10-12 Jul 2013, Egham, U.K..
Stories into social work.
In: Kingston Connections 2013: Our Story Begins...;
22-30 Jun 2013, Kingston, U.K..
Akhtar, Farrukh [Compiler]
Life writing for transformation: facilitators manual.
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.