Department:School of Education & Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy
Sue joined the Social Work teaching team at Chelmsford in March 2017, with extensive practice experience as a palliative care Social Worker and having held academic posts in further and higher education, in which she specialised in interprofessional learning and teaching, teaching about loss and change and in co-ordinating practice learning activity at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
In 2012 Sue was awarded a professional Doctorate in Social Work, for which she researched the experience of people living with cancer as a long-term condition, and she is a regular presenter at both national and international conferences on her doctoral studies as well as on aspects of pedagogic practice. She is currently editing a textbook on Developing Skills in Social Work Practice.
Sue is an advocate of Service User and Carer Involvement, and is keen to promote the inclusion of service users and carers in all aspects of teaching and learning, research and assessment.
Sue's research interests are inspired by her practice as a social worker and her experiences as a social work academic and trainer. She enjoys the challenge of disseminating her research findings and her experiences as a social work academic through conference presentations and publications.
Sue teaches on the MA and BA (Hons) in Social Work, and on the Practice Education and Supervision in Social Work post-qualifying module for practitioners. She is currently developing a Social Work Apprenticeship qualification, to start in September 2018.
Shaw, I and Taplin, S (2015) ‘Happiness and Mental Health Policy: a Sociological Critique’ in Pilgrim, D (ed) Common Mental Health Problems SAGE
Payne, M and Taplin, S (2014) ‘Social Work in Healthcare Settings’ in Teater B (ed) Contemporary Social Work Practice – a Handbook for Students Open University Press/McGraw Hill
Taplin. S (2016) ‘Positives from Negatives: Teaching and Working with Loss and Change in Social Work Practice’ Paper presented at Joint Social Work Education and Research Conference, The Open University , Milton Keynes
Taplin, S (2015) ‘Is there a place for Hope in End-of-life Care?’ Paper presented at British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, University of York