12th International Conference on Practice Teaching and Field Education in Health and Social Work
'Innovation in Practice Learning and Field Education'

St John's College, Oxford, UK
10th & 11th September, 2018

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Victor Adebowale
Keynote Speaker

The Right Honourable, Lord Victor Olufemi Adebowale, Baron Adebowale, CBE (born 21 July 1962) is the Chief Executive of the social care enterprise Turning Point and was one of the first to become People’s Peer. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people. In 2001, he became one of the first group of people to be appointed as people’s peers and was created a life peer on 30th June 2001 taking the title Baron Adebowale, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire, sitting as a crossbencher. In 2009, he was listed as one of the 25 most influential people in housing policy over the past 25 years by the housing professional’s magazine Inside Housing. He was reckoned by the Health Service Journal to be the 97th most influential person in the English NHS in 2015.

Lord Adebowale joined Turning Point as Chief Executive in September 2001. Turning Point is a care organisation providing services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with learning disability. In addition to providing direct services, Turning Point also campaigns nationally on behalf of those with social care needs.

Lord Adebowale has been involved in a number of taskforce groups, advising the government on mental health, learning disability and the role of the voluntary sector. He is Co-Chair of the Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health National Steering Group and is a member of the Advisory Council on the misuse of Drugs. He is a patron of the Rich Mix Centre Celebrating Cultural Diversity, a patron of Tomorrow’s Project and the National College for School Leadership. He was a member of the Institute for Fiscal Studies Council. He is a Director of Leadership in Mind organisational development consultancy, a non-exec of the health IT consultancy IOCOM, Chair of Collaborate and in 2015/16 chaired The London Fairness Commission. He has advised governments of all parties on Employment, Housing, Poverty and Public Service Reform. 

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Phillip G. Clark
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Phillip G. Clark is Professor and Director of both the Program in Gerontology and the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center at the University of Rhode Island in the US. He was awarded a Doctorate in Public Health from Harvard University in 1979, and during 1980-81 was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ethics and Public Policy at Wesleyan University. He has served as a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Guelph and Toronto in Canada (1988-89), a Fulbright Scholar at Buskerud University College in Norway (2007), and a Visiting Professor at the University of Huddersfield and Bournemouth University in England (2013).

His experience includes teaching health care teamwork, developing interprofessional health care research and demonstration projects, and consulting on interprofessional educational development and evaluation in the US, Canada, and Europe. He is co-author of Healthcare Teamwork: Interprofessional Practice and Education, 2nd Edition (Praeger, 2016); his work has been published in The Gerontologist, The Canadian Journal on Aging, Ageing and Society, Journal of Aging Studies, Educational Gerontology, Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, and the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Dr. Clark has served as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on over $17 million in grants, and he is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.


Siobhan Maclean
Keynote Speaker

Siobhan has been a social worker for 28 years and became a practice educator in 1995. Siobhan has worked independently for a number of years. As an independent her work is varied but includes training, devising practice learning resources and consultancy work. Siobhan still very much enjoys working as a practice educator and currently works with a few students a year in an off site capacity.

In 2004 Siobhan was appointed to the position of Secretary of the International Federation of Social Workers, holding this position for eight years. She still maintains close international links and enjoys working to support practice educators in countries where social work education is in the early stages of development.

Siobhan is committed to inter-professional learning and is currently involved in a project bringing together engineering students and those form the health and social care sector to explore risk assessment and decision making in practice. Siobhan has delivered keynote presentations at a range of national conferences.

Siobhan is committed to making the knowledge base accessible to busy practitioners and set up Kirwin Maclean Associates as an independent publishing organisation based on the values and ethics of social work. 

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Jane Morris
Keynote Speaker

Throughout her career as a health professional and an academic, Dr Jane Morris has had a deep interest in practice-based education and a commitment to fostering a high quality student experience, drawing on a philosophy of learning and teaching that recognizes students as partners in the learning process. She has co-authored two core texts on practice- based education and the development and leadership of interprofessional courses for educators in practice. Through these programmes she created extensive support for health professional students in practice settings. 

As Deputy Head of School for Learning and Teaching at the University of Brighton, she has a lead role in learning, teaching and assessment across the School of Health Sciences. She has adopted a strategic approach to academic leadership, drawing on her comprehensive knowledge of academic provision in health as a result of extensive experience of learning and teaching, external examining and external reviewing, in practice-based and academic settings

Her research focuses on learning and teaching in practice settings and includes facilitation of learning, peer assisted models of practice education, interprofessional learning, feedback and assessment.

As chair of the National Association of Educators in Practice (NAEP), she leads an interprofessional organisation that promotes high quality education in practice