Rhian has been a qualified social worker for over 20 years and is registered with the HCPC. Her practice experience is predominantly with adolescents having worked as a social worker and practice manager with children in care, young offenders, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seekers. She combined this work with being an Associate Lecturer for the Open University. Rhian has a particular interest in the role of reflective practice and supervision, and whilst working at Kent Council she initiated a research project looking at the role of reflective supervision.
Rhian has been a part time lecturer at the University of Kent since 2014. She teaches on the undergraduate, postgraduate and Step-Up to social work programmes. Alongside academia, Rhian is a part time Associate for In-Trac Training and consultancy. She is involved in consultancy work as well as developing and running training courses for social workers and social care staff. Her particular areas of expertise include effective supervision, and working with adolescents.