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Louise Grant

Louise is Head of Academic Studies and Deputy Programme Director at Frontline. She has been a social work academic for the past 10 years, and prior to this was a social worker and team manager in children’s services. She has worked with Frontline since 2014, and has been involved in developing the curriculum and teaching for the Frontline programme from the outset. She has published widely on the subject of emotional resilience in social workers and has co-developed a number of evidenced based strategies designed to support the wellbeing of social workers at an individual and organisational level. She is the co-editor of the book Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice. Louise uses her experience and knowledge to teach on the Frontline programme. She also shares her learning with social workers and team mangers when speaking at conferences across the country.

Research interests

• Reflexive Practice

• Emotional resilience

• Organisational policy and practice

Selected publications

Wilkins, D., Forrester, D., and Grant, L. (2017) What happens in child and family social work supervision?. Child & Family Social Work, 22: 942–951.

Kinman, G., & Grant. L (2016) Building Resilience in Early-Career Social Workers: Evaluating a Multi-Modal Intervention DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcw164

Kinman, G., & Grant. L (2016) Building emotional resilience in the children and families workforce – an evidence-informed approach: Strategic Briefing Research in Practice Dartington

Kinman, G., & Grant. L (2015). Empathy in the helping professions. Chapter 7 In The Neurobiology and Psychology of Empathy. Nova Science Publishers New York. USA.

Grant L, Kinman G, & Baker S. (2015) ‘Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask before Assisting Others’: Social Work Educators’ Perspectives on an ‘Emotional Curriculum’ British Journal of Social Work 45 (8):2351-2367. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcu066

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (eds). (2014) The Resilient Social Worker: Developing Emotional Resilience for Practice. Palgrave Macmillan

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014) What is resilience, in Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014 forthcoming eds). The Resilient Social Worker: Developing Emotional Resilience for Practice. Palgrave Macmillan

Grant, L. & Brewer, R. (2014) Critical Reflection and Reflective Supervision, in Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014 forthcoming eds). The Resilient Social Worker: Developing Emotional Resilience for Practice. Palgrave Macmillan

Grant, L. Kinman G and Alexander K (2014) What’s All this Talk About Emotion? Developing Emotional Intelligence in Social Work Students. Advanced access available at DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2014.891012

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2014). Emotional Resilience in the helping Professionals; A Research Briefing. York, UK. HEA. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/disciplines/hsc/Social-Work-and-Social-Policy/Emotional_resillience_grant_kinman_march_2014

Grant, L,. Kinman, G. (2014). Emotional resilience in the helping professions and how it can be enhanced. Journal of Health and Social Care Education. 3(1), 23-34. DOI: 10.11120/hsce.2014.00040

Grant, L,. Kinman, G., & Baker, S. (2013). Emotional resilience in the social work curriculum. A research report, York, UK. HEA. Available at http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/disciplines/hsc/Developing_an_emotional_curriculum

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2013). “Bouncing Back?”; Conceptualisations of Resilience in Experienced Social Workers and Trainees. Practice: Social Work in Action. DOI: 10.1080/09503153.2013.860092

Grant, L. (2013). Hearts and Minds: aspects of empathy and wellbeing in social work students. Social Work Education; An International Journal. DOI:10.1080/02615479.2013.805191

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2012) Something for the Journey, The road to resilience Developing emotional resilience for Social Work practice Community Care Inform http://www.ccinform.co.uk/

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2012). Enhancing wellbeing in social work students; building resilience in the next generation. Social Work Education: The International Journal. 31, 5,

Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2011). Predicting stress resilience in trainee social workers: the role of emotional and social competencies, British Journal of Social Work. 41, 261–275

Grant, L. & Kinman, G. (2010). The challenge of equipping social work students with resilience to ensure employability. in Atlay, M. (Ed.) Creating Bridges University of Bedfordshire Publications.

Kinman, G. & Grant, L. (2010). Emotional intelligence, reflective abilities and wellbeing in social workers. Practice Project Report, Bridges Experience: CETL

Conference Presentations

Grant (2016) ‘Put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others.’ Building emotional resilience in social work professionals’ individual strategies and organisational culture. MRC Research Seminar, Kings College London.

Grant (2016) Developing Resilience and Wellbeing in Social Work: An Evidence-Based Approach Making Research Count, University of Central Lancashire.

Grant & Kinman (2016) Building resilience in social work professionals; An interactive Webinar for Community Care.

Grant, L. (2016) & Kinman, G. & Enhancing emotional resilience. How do social workers manage the complexities of their role in a changing social work climate? Workshop for East Dunbartonshire Council Local Practitioners Forum.

Grant & Kinman (2016) Enhancing Resilience and Wellbeing in Social Work: An Evidence-Based Approach. Making Research Count, University of Bedfordshire.

Grant & Kinman (2015) Building resilience in social work professionals. Community Care Live.

Teaching

• Developing emotional resilience

• Reflexive Practice

• Direct work with children

• Adoption and fostering

• Supervision/leadership and management in social work

Location: London

Frontline,
1 Rosebery Avenue,
London,
EC1R 4SR

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