Mr Nick Andrews

Mr Nick Andrews

Research Officer, Centre for Innovative Ageing

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 606380

About

Nick is a registered Social Worker, with many years’ experience in social work, social care and social education across children and adult services. Since 2013, he has been working in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University where he leads the Developing Evidence Enriched Practice (DEEP) programme. The aim of this programme of work is to build bridges between research and practice in social care, through collaborative approaches to research, policy and practice development. He works with a wide range of local authorities, other social care policy and practice organisations, academic institutions and community-based organisations. Nick also teaches on the Social Work course in Swansea University. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Social care policy
  • Social work practice
  • Appreciative, narrative and dialogue-based approaches to learning and development
  • Community development
  • Networking
  • Workshop and participatory action research facilitation

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Appreciative, narrative and dialogue-based approaches to learning – drawing on social pedagogy, action learning and related techniques including Community of Enquiry, Exploratory Talk and Most Significant Change.

Research

Appreciative, narrative and dialogue-based approaches to learning and development

Award Highlights

Association of Social Workers (BASW) Cymru – Spirit of Social Work Award 2019

Collaborations

Collaborations include:

  • Social Care Wales
  • Public Health Wales 1000 Lives Improvement Cymru
  • Department of Education, University of Cambridge
  • Association of Dementia Studies, University of Worcester