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Dr David Wilkins

Assistant Director, CASCADE at Cardiff University

Dr David Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Cardiff University and Assistant Director of CASCADE.
David’s role at the What Works Centre involves leading on several different research projects, including an evaluation of outcomes-focused supervision, a trial looking at how to improve worker well-being and an exploratory study of social work decision-making.

Prior to joining Cardiff University, David worked as a senior research fellow at the Tilda Goldberg Centre for Social Work and Social Care, an Academic Tutor for the Frontline Programme and a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Anglia Ruskin University. David has previous experience as a social worker, manager and Principal Child and Family Social Worker, mainly in the areas of child protection and disability.

In his spare time, David tries to play tennis.