SASS David Humphrey
First Name: David
Surname: Humphrey
Position: Lecturer in Social Work
Telephone: 01224 263214

Professional Background

Dave began working in the care field in 1998 and qualified as a social worker in 2002. Immediately prior to joining RGU in 2009, Dave was responsible for the provision of inter-agency child protection training across the north east of Scotland.

Previous social work roles include both operational and strategic positions within a statutory child care team, a joint child protection unit and an area child protection committee.

In addition to these roles, he also worked in a number of other settings including: community based youth work , residential care with children with disabilities, residential and community work with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities, residential care with older people and centre based work with people experiencing homelessness. 


Course Leader SS3051 The Essentials of Family Group Conferencing

Year 2 tutor BA (Hons) Social Work

Member of BA (Hons) Social Work course management team

SS3011 Social Work with Children and Families (Module coordinator)

SS4014 Management in Social Work Settings (Module coordinator)

SS4035 Contexts of Social Work Practice: Law, Sociology and Social Policy

SS1007 Law and Politics in Social Work

SSM203 Criminal Justice, Children and Families

All modules BA (Hons) Social Work (Residential Child Care) by Distance Learning

Professional Interests

  • Child care and protection
  • Leadership in social work
  • Fatherhood and the role of men in families
  • Relationships in child protection practice


Chapter 9: Assessment and children by Brigid Daniel and Dave Humphrey in Lishman J. (ed) (2015) Handbook for Practice Learning in Social Work and Social Care – Knowledge and Theory, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, London.

Chapter 19: Task centred practice by Dave Humphrey in Lishman, J., Yuill, C., Brannan, J. & Gibson, A. (Eds.) (2014) Social Work – An Introduction, Sage, London.


Confidence in practice: keeping our children safe (2016) Child Protection Partnership.

Working with the emotionally neglected child in the residential setting, Humphrey, D., Munro, S and Walker, P. (2010) NESCPC Annual Conference.