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Lindsay Giddings

Profile summary

Professional biography

Lindsay is a Lecturer in social work and AL for KE322 (Young Lives, Parenting and Families). She is also a Programme Lead for Undergraduate, Apprenticeship and Postgraduate social work provision.

Prior to working in Higher Education, she worked as a social worker and senior practitioner specialising in work with children with disabilities and transitions.

Research interests

Lindsay is interested in the social work workforce and issues around resilience, satisfaction at work and stress and burnout. Lindsay's doctoral research focuses on the social work workforce, and utilises IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis). 

Lindsay is also interested in research related to children with disabilities, especially around short breaks and hearing the child’s voice.

Teaching interests

Lindsay is co-chair of the module team for the level 1 undergraduate social work module K113/KZW113/KXY113 (Foundations for Social Work Practice), and part of the module team for the third year social work module K315 (Critical Social Work Practice) and postgraduate social work module K833 (Advancing Social Work Practice). Lindsay has worked on production for the updated social work law module (K271), the social work apprenticeship End Point Assessment module (KXY324), and the rewrite of K113 (K123). Lindsay was an Academic Conduct Officer for a number of years. 


[Book Review] Making the most of your social work placement by Paula Beesley (2021)
Giddings, Lindsay
Journal of Social Work, 21(3) (pp. 625-627)

Top tips for newly qualified social workers (2019-10-23)
Giddings, Lindsay
Community Care