I am currently Academic Lead for Social Work at Plymouth University. I’m also a wannabe ‘artist’, I love drawing super heroes, those flawed men and women who overcome adversity to fight for us all….. maybe that’s why I became a social worker! Social policy, politics, economics, philosophy, and coffee, are my main interests, especially how the former relate too, and shape, health and social care provision. I practiced for 14 years in mental health, disability and older people services. I then moved into higher education and am privileged to spend time thinking and writing for a living, I feel like one lucky woman! My views are my own.