Department:School of Education and Social Care
Areas of Expertise: Social Work and Social Policy
Cynthia was a tutor and doctoral researcher at University of Sussex before taking up her role as Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in September 2017.
Cynthia is a qualified social worker with wide-ranging knowledge and practice in children and families social work – she has over thirteen years’ experience in social care. She worked in child protection in several children and families teams across London before commencing her doctoral research at University of Sussex. During the PhD, Cynthia took on teaching roles with social work undergraduates and practice educators, as well as first year doctoral researchers.
Cynthia has also been engaged as an independent social work/social care consultant with various local authorities including, Thurrock, Barking and Dagenham, and Southwark, where she has provided research-informed child protection and parenting training to health and care practitioners and managers.
Cynthia will welcome students for supervision in the following research areas:
Cynthia teaches the following social work courses, in addition to dissertation supervision:
ESRC Doctoral Research Award – 2011-2015
University of Oxford, ESRC Doctoral Conference - Poster presentation, 'Nigerian Immigrant Parents and Child Welfare Issues', Apr 2015.
University of Sussex, Centre for Cultural Studies - Paper presentation, 'Multiculturalism', Mar 2014.
University of Swansea, Wales - Paper presentation, 'Nigerian Immigrant Parenting in the UK', Feb 2014.
University of Sussex - Doctoral Students' Conference, Organiser/Convener, Jul 2012