Lisa is our delivery director, who joined Frontline in 2016. She is a registered social worker, leader and educator with over 24 years’ experience of direct work with children and adults in the statutory, private, charitable and academic sectors. She has worked in child protection, adult mental health, fostering, the youth offending service, Women’s Aid and residential social work. She has held positions as a senior lecturer in social work (Leicester university 2010–2012), Head of Community and Criminal Justice (De Montfort University 2012–2015) and Head of Social Work and Youth and Community Development (De Montfort University 2015–2016). Where and when possible, Lisa continues to try and engage in practice, specifically in the field of mental health.
Parental mental health (understandings and impacts of)
Young people and crime
Experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic people in contact with public services (perceptions, racism and othering)
Working with women and mothers experiencing mental distress – creating a safe place for constructive conversations in Baldwin (2015), Mothering Justice: Waterside Press
West Midlands Principal Social Work Conference (2017)
Lisa has taught and led on the following modules:
Human growth and development
Young people and the criminal justice system
The developing social work practitioner
Children and families law
Mental health and policing
Crime and late modernity
Social work skills and values
Social work theories and models
She has supervised over 50 post and undergraduate social work, policing and criminology dissertations.
Post Graduate Diploma, Adult Mental Health Practitioner Award (Birmingham University 2008)
Foundation Certificate in Family Therapy (Derby University 2000)
MA in Social work (Leicester University 1998)
BA Hons degree (University Central Lancashire 1994)
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Meet the rest of my team
Josh is Frontline’s founder and chief executive.
Katie is our recruitment director.
Mark is our external relations director.
Sam is our chief operating officer.
Mary is the chief programmes officer.
Allan is head of region for the North East.
Lisa is our delivery director.
Vicki is head of region for the South East and East of England.
Jeannette is head of region for London.
Tracey is head of region for the Midlands.
Anoshe is head of programmes for Firstline and coaching.
Andrea is the head of human resources.
Dawn is head of region for the North West.
Josie is head of the Programme Management team.