Ms Dale Van Graan

School: Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 0208 417 5669

Location: Room KHKH0047


Dale is a South African qualified social worker with generic experience there post qualifying until 1991. In England her professional experience was mainly with children and families in the Local Authority sector, until she discovered practice education in 1999.

This drew her into teaching and since 2005 she has worked independently as a practice educator, trainer, assessor and supervisor in a number of different contexts, as well as, as an academic, firstly in the FE sector and then in HE at Kingston University.

She initially taught and was a personal tutor on the BA Social Work programme, but in recent years most of her teaching has been focused at postgraduate level. Dale has led the Practice Education course for a number of years and more recently became the MA PET Course Leader. Professional development at all levels remains her primary passion.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Advanced Award in Social Work, Kingston University
  • MA, Professional Education and Training in Human Services, Kingston University
  • Post Qualifying Award in Social Work, Kingston University
  • PGC in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Practice Teaching Award, Kingston University
  • BSoc.Sc.(Hons) University of Natal, South Africa
  • BSoc.Sc, University of Natal, South Africa

Professional experience

  • 2015 - present
    Course Leader, MA PET, Kingston University
  • 2006 - present
    Sessional Lecturer, BA Hons and Postgraduate Course,
  • 2001 - present
    Independent Practice Educator / Trainer / Assessor,
  • 2008 - 2009
    Early Years Tutor, Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Studies, , Croydon College
  • 2004 - 2007
    Independent Visitor, Catholic Children's Society,
  • 2003 - 2006
    Early Years Tutor, Foundation Degree in Early Years Care and Education, Carshalton College,

Professional registration and membership

  • Social worker, HCPC
  • Fellow, HEA
  • Member, TCSW
  • Member, BASW
  • Member, NOPT
  • Member, GAPS

Research interests

Professional development; professional supervision


Number of items: 3.

Book Section

Dicken, Carol and van Graan, Dale (2016) Reflective practice skills. In: Davies, Keith and Jones, Ray, (eds.) Skills for social work practice. London, U.K. : Palgrave. pp. 142-161. ISBN 9781137390264

Conference or Workshop Item

Mathew-Byrne, Jane and van Graan, Dale (2016) Lessons learned from a supervision project in a voluntary sector organisation. In: The School of Social Work and Social Care Annual Conference : Social Work and Politics; 17 Mar 2016, Kingston, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Van Graan, Dale (2015) What role does supervision play in supporting the well-being of staff in social care? In: Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016 : Promoting the Dignity and Worth of People; 27-30 Jun 2016, Seoul, South Korea. (Unpublished)

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