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Professor Kate Morris qualified as a social worker in the mid 1980s. She spent time as a child protection social worker, a family support worker and also worked as FRG Policy Advisor in the mid 1990s, when she was responsible for supporting the introduction of FGCs in the UK.
She then moved into social work education, and developed her research exploring the experiences of families involved in care and protection services. She was part of the team led by Professor Paul Bywaters that looked at the connections between poverty and coming into care, and she now works with Professor Brid Featherstone examining how domestic abuse is responded to by child protection services.
Throughout her career Kate has been committed to making sure family voices are heard and that ways are found to ensure families are partners in designing, reviewing and informing the services they receive. Kate is currently Deputy Vice President Education, at the University of Sheffield. Outside of work Kate runs, swims and has two children.