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Ms Cath Holmstrom

Post:Associate (Social Work and Social Care)
Location:ESSEX HOUSE
Email:C.J.Holmstrom@sussex.ac.uk

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Biography

Cath studied at Sussex as an undergraduate (graduating with a sociology degree in 1989) and as a postgraduate student (completing ther MSW course in 1992). She then worked as a social worker in a local youth support and youth justice team before combining teaching at a local college with working within the area of domestic violence. Between 1996 and 2000, Cath taught on CCS school courses and combined this with free-lance practice teaching/supervising of student social workers and providing fostercare for young women and mother/child placements before becoming more actively involved with the social work courses here at Sussex. After contributing to the development of practice learning within non-traditional placements whilst developing admissions policies and practices for the new degrees, Cath took up a post as Tutorial Fellow in 2004 and then obtained a lectureship in 2006.

Role

Convening: Programme Director for the BA social work degree.

Additional role: Director of Student Support, School of Education and Social Work with additional responsibility for recruitment and admissions

Teaching: BA ILPD; HGD; MA HDSR

Tutoring: BA level one and level three