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Ross Duncan

Ross joined Frontline as a Practice Tutor in September 2017. Prior to this he worked for eight years in the Family Court, as a children’s guardian and family court advisor. Ross also has several years’ experience working as a social worker in a local authority child protection team. Ross spent two years in Australia where he worked for the Government of South Australia as a child protection social worker.

Ross is keen to develop best practice social work within the Family court, with a focus on assessment skills, presenting best evidence and maintaining effective working relationships during this time.

Research interests



Social work practice in the Family Court





Ross delivers in-unit teaching, presents at recall days and has a lead day in the Summer Institute on law in social work. Ross is also a co-lead for the motivational interviewing days at the summer institute.






BA Hons Sociology/Politics, MA Social Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work

Location: Newcastle

Milburn House
Dean Street
0191 303 8671