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Mr Roger Davis

Profile summary

  • Regional Academic Staff
  • Associate Head of School Nations & Regions
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Regions & Nations (HWSC)
  • roger.davis

Professional biography

Roger is a full time staff tutor based in Scotland having taken up the role in 2005. Previously he worked as an Associate Lecturer for the OU teaching a variety of modules within the social work programme alongside a freelance training profile. His professional background is in social work where he gained 20 years experience.

As a staff tutor Roger works predominantly within the professional social work programme where he manages manages a number of the Associate Lecturering staff as well as building and maintaining contacts with a wide range of external agencies. Roger also carries a number of central academic roles having been a co-chair of K/YJ/ZW113 since 2007 and chair of K207 since 2009.

Research interests

Social work law

Teaching interests

Social work

Social work law


Learning in practice: some reflections on the student’s journey (2011)
Davis, Roger; Gordon, Jean and Walker, Gill
In: Seden, Janet; Matthews, Sarah; McCormick, Mick and Morgan, Alun eds. Professional Development in Social Work: Complex Issues in Practice,. Post-qualifying Social Work (pp. 143-149)
ISBN : 978-0-415-55335-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Social Work and the Law in Scotland (2nd edition) (2011)
Davis, Roger and Gordon, Jean eds.
ISBN : 978-0-230-27631-4 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Prepared for Practice? Exploring and Evaluating the First Six Months of Post-qualified Practice in Social Work (2009)
Nix, Ingrid; Cooper, Barry; Davis, Roger and McCormick, Michael
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.