Jan is known for her work in critical social work, particularly its application in individualised practice. She originates from Australia but has recently worked in Canada, the UK and Norway, and has held professorial posts at Southampton University and Dalhousie University. She is an Academician with the Academy of Social Sciences (UK).
Originally trained as a social worker, she has been an academic for over 30 years. Jan has had a long interest in researching practice, and its complexity, from the point of view of the practitioner. Her latest work is mainly in critical reflection, and she travels internationally to deliver training in this. She also has a side interest in animals. She has published 14 books and over 80 book chapters and articles. Her latest book (with Fiona Gardner) is Critical Reflection in Context: Specific Applications in Health and Social Care.
She is currently Professor of Education (Critical Reflection) in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St Georges, University of London.
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