Dr Ros Hunt

Senior Lecturer and Course Group Leader for Social Care in Cambridge

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Education & Social Care

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Health, social care and medical innovation , Social Work and Social Policy

Ros is a Senior Lecturer and Course Group Leader for Social Care in Cambridge

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Ros worked as a Social Worker with Deaf people for most of her professional career. Prior to work with the Local Authority, she worked in the voluntary sector with women and children who had experienced violence.

Research interests

  • Deaf sign language users
  • Social Work Education

Areas of research supervision

Social Work supervision – the unitary model


Ros teaches both at undergraduate and Masters levels. She is particularly interested in teaching the skills needed for practice and the links with theory.


  • BA History, University of Manchester
  • MA Educational Research, University of Manchester
  • PhD Education, University of Manchester
  • Diploma in Social Work, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Level 3 British Sign Language, CACDP (now Signature)
  • NVQ 6 British Sign Language, Signature

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • National Deaf Children's Society (2010-11) - Developing an audit framework for Local Safeguarding Children's Boards in respect of deaf children.
  • Welsh Assembly Government (2009-11) - Older Deaf people who use BSL - care preferences and options.
  • National Deaf Children's Society (2007-10) - Integrated children's services and social care for deaf children.

Selected recent publications

Young, A.M. and Hunt, R. (2012 ) Social Research Methods with d/Deaf People. Review commissioned from NIHR School for Social Care Research

Young, A.M., Hunt, R., Oram, R., Smith, C. (2010). The impact of integrated Children's Services on the scope, delivery and quality of social care services for deaf children and families. Phase II Report. London NDCS.