Chris Hemsley

Chris is a principal curriculum lead on the Frontline programme. Chris left statutory social work to teach on the Frontline programme in May 2014. Before this, she worked in child protection teams and children with disabilities teams. Chris also has a background in counselling and special needs education.

Research interests

Chris’s areas of interest are the history of social work, and social justice.

Selected publications

Hemsley, C. (2015) ‘Tilda Goldberg: a life in research’ Bulletin of the Social Work History Network, 2 (2) [online] Available at:

Galvani, S., Forrester, D. Glynn, G., McCann, M. Guppy, A. Hemsley, C. Hillson, M. and Thurnham, A. (2011) Social Work Services and Recovery from Substance Misuse: A Review of the Evidence: Edinburgh: The Scottish Government.


MSc Social Work, PGDip Person Centred Counselling, BSc Psychology, BA English Literature & Language, Advanced Certificate in Systemic Practice with Families in a Safeguarding Context


Chris has been an Academic Tutor on the Frontline Programme since it started in 2014. She has so far supported 15 units through their first year, and supervised a number of MSc dissertations. She takes pride in her reputation for being a supportive and accessible tutor.

Location: London

1 Rosebery Avenue,