Carolyn is a lecturer in social work and registered social worker. Carolyn has worked in higher education for four years after working in social work (specifically safeguarding and fostering) and support work prior to qualifying as a social worker. Carolyn's specialist areas of interest are in children and families social work, childhood bereavement, lifespan and human development, and practice education. Carolyn maintains links to practice through working part-time as a practice educator. In addition, Carolyn is the Independent Panel Chairperson for a therapeutic fostering service.

Research and scholarship

Brockie, J and Gair, C. (2021) Continuity of Care. In McSherry, W et al [Editors] (2021) Understanding Aging for Nurses and Therapists. Cham: Springer. p 111 – 121. Gair, C., Ford, R, Boath, E., Shannon, M. (2020) ‘Sounding Boards and Temperature Checks’: An Evaluation of Practice Education across the West Midlands. WMTP. Gair, C (2019) Technology Enhanced Learning: Using Microsoft Forms as a formative assessment tool for Student Social workers learning Harvard Referencing. Staffordshire University

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