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Miss Lindsay Giddings

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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 and Apprenticeship 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 retention within the social work workforce, and utilises IPA (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis). 

Lindsay is also interested in research related to sustainability and the climate crisis, and how this intersects with social work.

Since moving to work in Higher Education, Lindsay has developed an interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and is interested in how academics develop their identity, and how we can teach practical skills to professional students online.

Teaching interests

Lindsay is co-chair of the module team for the level 1 undergraduate social work module in Northern Ireland, K113 (Foundations for Social Work Practice), and part of the module team for the postgraduate social work module K833 (Advancing Social Work Practice). Lindsay is also co-chair of the postgraduate social work module K832 (Developing Social Work Practice). Lindsay has worked on production for the 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. 

Lindsay also works as an associate leacturer, teaching on KE322 (Young Lives, Parenting and Families).


[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)

A Straightforward Guide to Healthcare Law for Patients, Carers and Practitioners (2023-05-25)
Cornock, Marc and Giddings, Lindsay
ISBN : 978-1- 80236-149-0 | Publisher : Straightforward Publishing | Published : UK

Making writing a visible dimension of professional social work practice (2023)
Giddings, Lindsay
In : The BASW UK Annual Conference 2023 (13 Jun 2023, Aston University, Birmingham)

Understanding why children’s social workers stay – an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Reflections on the pilot study (2019)
Giddings, Lindsay
In : JSWEC 2019 (9-10 Sep 2019, Manchester)

At the Intersections of SoTL: Transfer and Transformation, Diversity and Inclusivity: A review of ISSOTL22 (2023-04-04)
Giddings, Lindsay
The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, UK.

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