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Azora Hurd

 Azora is principal practice tutor for the Midlands. She has a wealth of experience, having been academic subject lead in social work at the University of Gloucestershire for eight years and more recently as senior lecturer at Wolverhampton University, teaching social work and social care.

Research interests

Children and young people’s participation in decisions

Children’s voices

Participation and rights of children and young people

Selected publications

Hurd, A. (2016). Support during your social work degree. Compass, pp:44-45. Compass – the annual guide to social work and social care.

Hurd, A. (2010). Children’s Rights & Participation in the Decision Making Process. University of Birmingham. UK at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association

Hurd, A. (2016). Children and Young Peoples Participation in Decision Making Process. University of Dublin, Ireland. European Early Childhood Education Research Association

Hurd, A. (2016). The PhD Journey. University of Dublin, Ireland. European Early Childhood Education Research Association.

Journals:

CAFCASS. (2003). Development of Diversity Practice – Issues within CAFCASS. CAFCASS Journal, Vol 1 No 1, pp 5-7 (January 2003). London: CAFCASS:

Hurd, A. (2010) Children’s Rights & Participation in the Decision Making Process. University of Birmingham. UK at the European Early Childhood Education Research Association

Hurd, A. & South Birmingham PCT. (2005) Sure Start for City Mums. Connect (Spring / Summer 2005), Issue 8.

Conference presentations

Hurd, A. (2010). Poster Display – Children and Young People’s Participation. University of Birmingham and EECERA

Hurd, A. (2009). Developing Citizen Participation in Children and Young People – The Three R’s of Awkwardness (Azora received a certificate as she passed with 10 ECTS credits) University of Oslo the Faculty of Social Science – Childhood – Changing Context

Research funding

University of Wolverhampton partnership working research fund looking specifically at a LA’s implementation of restorative practice within children and family services.

Qualifications

PhD, MPA, MSc, Advance Award in SW (Masters Level)

PGCHE, LLB (Hons)

CQSW/Dip in SW

NPQICL, Dip in Counselling

NNEB, TDLB D32/33 Assessors Award

Teaching

Azora has taught at masters and undergraduate levels on both the social work degrees and health and social care undergraduate degree. She has supervised PhD doctoral researchers and has also acted in the role as external examiner in a number of universities.

Location: Birmingham

Frontline,
5th floor
Grosvenor House
14 Bennetts Hill
Birmingham
B2 5RS